Court defers hearing on Bhasin's bail plea
A Delhi court has adjourned the hearing on the anticipatory bail plea of Utsav Bhasin as the parties failed to produce the order of the High Court.Updated: Sep 17, 2008 12:40 IST
A Delhi court on Wednesday deferred the hearing till Thursday 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.
Additional Sessions Judge Brijesh Garg, to whom the anticipatory bail application was marked, 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.
Investigating Officer A S Rawat, however, submitted before the court that he would file the order of the High Court passed on Tuesday.
Earlier during the hearing, Bhasin's counsel Ramesh Gupta said that Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) was invoked by the police on their own 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.
Bhasin, son of Bahadurgarh-based industrialist R K Bhasin, was allegedly at the wheels when his car hit two men on the motorcycle around 2.40 am on September 11 near Moolchand flyover in south Delhi.
While comatose Anuj Singh, a BPO employee, succumbed to his cervical injuries a day after the incident, another victim TV journalist Mrigank Srivastava is recuperating.