NEW DELHI: A person driving under heavy intoxication is like a "suicidal human bomb" who can take the lives of many others, a Delhi court has observed while upholding the three-day jail term of a man convicted of riding a scooter in an inebriated state.
Additional Sessions Judge Lokesh Kumar Sharma said appellant Rohit Bhargav is not entitled to any leniency and dismissed his appeal against the trial court order last month sentencing him to three days in jail.
"In my opinion the appellant while riding the two wheeler scooter under such heavy intoxication, was just acting like a suicidal human bomb, who could have taken the lives of others while driving the vehicle in such a state of mind and it could have also proved fatal for him due to a slightest mistake committed by him on road.
"Hence, in the given set of facts and circumstances, the appellant is not entitled to any leniency of this court... no ground warranting an interference of this court in the exercise of its appellate powers and jurisdiction is made out. Accordingly, appeal is dismissed," the judge said.
Bhargav had challenged the May 5 order of a magisterial court that had jailed him while holding him guilty of the offences of driving under the influence of alcohol and without a licence and insurance under the Motor Vehicles Act.
The trial court had also slapped a fine of Rs 3,600 on Bhargav, a resident of Gulabi Bagh in north Delhi.