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Delhi High Court Grants Bail To Man Accused Of Speeding Away Car With Cop On Bonnet

Nupur Thapliyal
29 Sep 2021 4:27 AM GMT
Delhi High Court Grants Bail To Man Accused Of Speeding Away Car With Cop On Bonnet
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The Delhi High Court has granted bail to a man accused of speeding away his car with a police officer on its bonnet. The Court said that he will not be able to influence witnesses in the case as all of them were police officials.Justice Subramonium Prasad said:"Applying the law laid down by the Supreme Court to the present case, no doubt the petitioner is charged with an offence under Section...

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The Delhi High Court has granted bail to a man accused of speeding away his car with a police officer on its bonnet. The Court said that he will not be able to influence witnesses in the case as all of them were police officials.

Justice Subramonium Prasad said:

"Applying the law laid down by the Supreme Court to the present case, no doubt the petitioner is charged with an offence under Section 307 IPC and if convicted, the petitioner may be sentenced for life, but that alone cannot be a factum to keep the petitioner in incarceration."


"The petitioner is an engineering graduate having roots in the society. Most of the witnesses are police witnesses and the petitioner would not be able to influence them. The evidence has already been collected and the charge-sheet shall be filed shortly. In view of the above, this Court is of the opinion that no useful purpose would be served in keeping the petitioner in custody."

The FIR was registered on the basis of a statement given by Head Constable stating that one day, an ASI and Constable were stopping the vehicles and the complainant officer was giving signal to the suspected vehicles to stop.

It was thereafter submitted that when they tried to stop the vehicle of the petitioner, he suddenly sped away, as a result of which the car hit ASI who fell on the side of the road. While the constable was able to save himself, it was stated that the complainant tried to stop the car from front and jumped on its bonnet but the petitioner did not stop the car.

When brakes were applied by the petitioner, the complainant fell from the car and hit his elbow on the windshield which got cracked thereafter.

The petitioner's anticipatory bail plea was rejected by a Sessions Court pursuant to which he had approached the High Court.

"A perusal of the site map shows that the petitioner hit the victim and drove a considerable distance before stopping the vehicle as another car came in front of him from the other side. The site map shows that the petitioner was not driving on the straight road but took at least four turns before stopping the vehicle. Be that as it may, the investigation is more or less complete. Most of the witnesses are police witnesses and their statements have been recorded. Charge-sheet will be filed on or before 10.10.2021," the Court observed at the outset.

After observing that no useful purpose would be served in keeping the petitioner in custody, bail was granted to him subject to him furnishing a bond of Rs. 75,000 with two sureties of like amount.

Title: ROHIT SHARMA v. STATE NCT OF DELHI

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