Court rejects Utsav Bhasin's bail plea
A Delhi Court dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of Utsav Bhasin, who allegedly mowed down a man with his BMW car recently.Updated: Sep 18, 2008, 16:24 IST
A Delhi Court on Thursday dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of Utsav Bhasin, 19-year-old son of a Haryana industrialist, who allegedly mowed down a man with his BMW car recently.
Additional Sessions Judge Brijesh Garg heard the arguments and reserved his order on the anticipatory bail plea in the forenoon. He rejected his application during the proceedings later in the afternoon.
Bhasin had approached the court for the anticipatory bail after the police invoked a stringent penal provision under Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) against him after victim, Anuj Singh, succumbed to his injuries on September 12.
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.
The police had on Tuesday informed the High Court that they had invoked the harsher penal section 304 of the IPC, attracting life imprisonment as maximum punishment, against Bhasin after the accident victim's death.
Bhasin, son of Bahadurgarh-based industrialist R K Bhasin, was allegedly at the wheels when the BMW 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 and TV journalist Mrigank Srivastava is recuperating.
The accused, who has to fly to Singapore for joining a BBA course, was earlier granted bail by Lajpat Nagar police as he was booked under IPC section 304 A (causing death by rash negligent acts), a mild provision which attracts maximum two years jail term.