BMW hit-and-run: bail hearing deferred

Updated on Sep 18, 2008 01:05 AM IST

A city court defers the hearing for a day on the anticipatory bail plea of Utsav Bhasin facing re-arrest after the police invoked a stringent penal provision against him, reports Naziya Alvi.

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Hindustan Times | ByNaziya Alvi, New Delhi

A city court on Wednesday deferred the hearing for a day on the anticipatory bail plea of Utsav Bhasin facing re-arrest after the police invoked a stringent penal provision against him for allegedly mowing down a man with a BMW car early this month.

Additional Sessions Judge Brijesh Garg adjourned the hearing on the plea of Haryana industrialist's son as the parties failed to produce the order of the Delhi High Court.

“This court wants to see the observations of the High Court on the petition filed by Dr Rajender Singh, father of victim Anuj Singh,” the judge said.

Earlier during the hearing, Bhasin’s counsel Ramesh Gupta said that Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) was invoked by the police and the High Court did not say anything in this regard.

Meanwhile, the police had yesterday informed the High Court that they had invoked the harsher penal section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the IPC, attracting life imprisonment as maximum punishment, against Bhasin after the accident victim, Anuj Singh, succumbed to his injuries. While Singh died, another victim TV journalist Mrigank Srivastava is recuperating.

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