Proceedings initiated against Sanjeev Nanda for the BMW case in the SC

March 24th, 20104:12 pm @    

Sajneev-NandaIt seems that there is no end of troubles for Sanjeev Nanda, Hotelier and grandson of former Navy chief O P Nanda. For his involvement in BMW hit and run case Delhi Government has approached the Supreme Court of India for enhancement of the two year sentence awarded to him by the Delhi High Court. The appeal will be heard by Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan and Justice Deepak Verma on April 12.

The Govt. of Delhi has appealed against the lenient punishment given to Sanjeev Nanda for mowing down six people under his BMW car under the influence of liquor where some of the victims were dragged for hundred meters or so in the year 1999. Sanjeev Nanda will be represented by distinguished senior advocate of the Supreme Court Ram Jethmalani.

The trial court had awarded Sanjeev a sentence of five years but it was later reduced to two years by the Delhi High court. The High Court had convicted him under Section 304A (causing death by rash and negligent act) of the Indian Penal Code which carries a maximum punishment for two years. He has already served the two year sentence.

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