Carter Road carnage: Driver gets bail
Twenty-one-year-old Alistair Pereira, who was driving the car that ran over several persons sleeping on the side of Carter Road, acquired bail, reports Urvi Jappi.india Updated: Dec 01, 2006 20:41 IST
Twenty-one-year-old Alistair Pereira, who was driving the car that ran over several persons sleeping on the side of Carter Road on November 12, acquired bail from the Bombay High Court on Friday.
Justice SC Dharmadhikari granted him bail on personal surety of Rs 25,000. Apart from that Pereira has agreed to deposit Rs 35 lakh that will be distributed to the injured victims and kin of deceased.
The amount has to be deposited with the police within a week. Rs 30,000 will be given to family of seven persons who died due to accident and six injured persons would be compensated Rs 15,000 each. Two persons who are still recuperating in hospital would be compensated Rs 25,000 each.
Pereira and four others were driving in a Toyota Corolla in the wee hours of November 12 when the car ran over labourers sleeping on Carter Road in suburban Bandra. After the accident, Pereira was arrested for rash and negligent driving, driving under the influence of alcohol.
He is also booked for culpable homicide not amounting to murder. All except Pereira, who was driving the car, were released on bail.
Pereira approached the Bombay High Court seeking bail after the sessions court rejected his bail application on November 23 observing that he was driving rashly under the influence of alcohol and under the circumstances he should have known that it could lead to accident causing death.
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First Published: Dec 01, 2006 20:41 IST