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

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.

By Nikita Anand on March 24, 2010 · Posted in Legal News

18 Comments | Post Comment

Akshay Kumar says:

I think its unfair, he has already served his 2 year jail term and after almost 10 years of grief now that he is finally trying to get back his life together, Delhi Govt wants him back in Jail??

Posted on May 4th, 2010

Ritu Choudhary says:

Sanjeev Nanda did make a mistake and has paid for it both physically and emotionally as well as financially to the victim's families. He should now be allowed to live free and even people should accept that what happened in 1999 BMW hit and run case was just an accident. I dont think there is a need to go after him, let it be!!

Posted on May 4th, 2010

Krishna Pandit says:

I agree with you ritu, Sanjeev Nanda is an excellent businessman with proven track record in the hospitality industry. With the commonwealth games coming up i think he should be allowed to work without his past coming back to haunt him.

Posted on May 5th, 2010

Vishal Sharma says:

Why does a person have to bear the burden of guilt even after being punished for his mistakes? Our Judicial System has the provision of reducing the sentence of even the most hardcore criminals if they see an improvement in him, here Sanjeev Nanda's 5 year sentence was reduced because of his Good Samaritan behaviour, then why does the govt think High Court has been lenient on him?

Posted on May 4th, 2010

ayushi gupta says:

Now that he has already served 2 years in jail, whats the point in convicting him again. Section 304A was totally justified for what he did was unintentional. Sanjeev Nanda' sentence was reduced for his behaviour in tihar jail where he taught computers to fellow inmates as well as was a part of the legal aid cell. It's time we all move on.

Posted on May 4th, 2010

Thomas Cherian says:

Ive read everything about Sanjeev Nanda; from his family background to the BMW case and i think if we just leave that accident, Nanda is a great businessman with very good backup of qualifications. I mean how many guys go to Wharton and INSEAD and come back to India. After his foray into the hospitality industry he totally changed the game and made a mark for himself.

Posted on May 5th, 2010

Krishna Pandit says:

Isn't he married now after such a long courtship and i think he did wait for the appeal period of 180 days before marrying then why does Delhi police have a problem now, why didnt they appeal earlier?

Posted on May 5th, 2010

Manisha Aggarwal says:

No matter what people say about him, Sanjeev Nanda is a brave guy who didnt crumble under the pressure. He did make a mistake for which he has been punished every minute of his life in past 10 years. It's about time now, to let him finish what he started i.e build a good business empire that benefits both India and its people.

Posted on May 5th, 2010

Rajat Verma says:

Peep into the lives of successful and famous and one will find phases of darkness or suffering. These phases often leave their mark in the form of invaluable learning’s, as painful times help in surfacing the best of person’s values and virtues. Sanjeev Nanda, who graduated from The Wharton School, one of the finest business schools in the US, has the calibre and vigour to put the past as past and look ahead to opportunities and blessings that life has to offer.

Posted on May 6th, 2010

Harpreet says:

Media hue and cry will always be there, but for the people who know Sanjeev Nanda well and have worked with him, he will always be an exemplary businessman, a great friend & family man and above all a good human being.

Posted on May 6th, 2010

Vrajesh says:

It was only in 2009, 10 years after the unfortunate incident, that Justice Kailash Gambhir reduced Nanda's sentence after terming it a case of negligence rather than culpable homicide. Very few people are able to see that he has suffered enough for his unintentional mistake, that he compensated the victims to their satisfaction and faced the trial in the hope of justice. Whoever has met Sanjeev, believes that he has been punished more than enough.

Posted on May 6th, 2010

Jose says:

I may not support all that Sanjeev Nanda does but any disagreeable thing he does when compared to the depth of his talent and consistency in deliverance, his ability to bounce back from intense lows to dizzying heights, well, there is no comparison really. Anyone else in his place of unimaginable success would have lost his mind, taken things for granted, become arrogant etc etc. But his supreme humility humbles everyone around him.

Posted on May 20th, 2010

Prashant says:

People like sanjeev nanda are the future of india, they have the resources and the capability to take business in india to new levels. Sanjeev Nanda is a gifted businessman and he has proved it over the years.

Posted on May 25th, 2010

Aakash says:

I think th punishment given to him was not up to the mark, I also agree that it was done by mistake but killing 6-7 people under a car deserves at least a 5 yrs sentence as he has even tried to bribe the witnesses as shown on T.V. and even his lawyer was dismissed from the court. You think should me show mercy on a person like this?

Posted on May 25th, 2010

Jose says:

Dude, put yourself in his place, if u were in his place, would you have surrendered and asked for 5 years imprisonment. Would Your family that ? Wouldn't they fight and do everything in their power to save you, that's what happened in his case. And as far as punishment is concerned, He has already served 2 years in jail + 8 years of agony. He made losses in business and paid the price in his personal life. Isn't that enough?

Posted on May 25th, 2010

rajvir singh says:

i think giving 2 years punishment is very less& that too when decision has come so late,this is a mockery of our criminal justice system

Posted on September 6th, 2011

shikha says:

He did not give up his MBA ambition and went to INSEAD in January 2004. By the time he returned, The Claridges had tragically lost their CEO and he took on that responsibility in 2005. The hospitality chain expansion led them to buy out the ‘Sea Rock Hotel’ in Mumbai, which they sold to the Taj group later in 2008. Sanjeev identified a property close to Delhi and launched ‘The Claridges, Surajkund’ in 2008.
After a very public re- trial in 2008, Sanjeev was at Tihar jail till August 2009. His enterprisingcharacter made him collaborate with an NGO, Ritanjali, and he taught a computer class there.He was freed from jail three months before his two-year jail term ended, due to his good conduct.

Posted on May 24th, 2012

amit says:

Sanjeev Nanda with a dream to turn businesses into empires, embarked into the world of entrepreneurship; and as professionals were put together to manage the show, Nanda stepped in to play the role of ‘managing the managers’ while focusing equally on business development. A Businessman with a vision, Nanda has been successful in every venture he has stepped into.

Posted on May 30th, 2012