BMW hit-and-run case: SC acquits 3

Published: 02nd August 2012 11:09 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd August 2012 11:09 AM   |  A+A-

The Supreme Court on Wednesday acquitted three persons who were sentenced to different jail terms on the charges of tampering with the evidence in the 1999 BMW hit-and-run case involving Sanjeev Nanda, grandson of former Chief of Naval Staff S M Nanda.

A Bench comprising Justice Deepak Verma and Justice K S Radhakrishnan set aside the order of the trial court convicting businessman Rajeev Gupta and his two employees, Bhola Nath and Shyam Singh, and the Delhi High Court orders upholding the conviction.

Rajeev was sentenced to six-month imprisonment and his employees to three months in  jail.  The Delhi High Court had reduced the prison term of Sanjeev from five years to two years. This was challenged in the apex court and the court has reserved its judgment on the same.

Sanjeev was driving the BMW when he had mowed down six persons.


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