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Bombay high court denies bail to Alistair Pereira
September 07, 2007 13:36 IST
The Bombay high court on Friday denied bail to Alistair Pereira, sentenced to three years rigorous imprisonment for running over seven construction workers and injuring eight others.
On November 12 Pereira, who was drunk, ran over the construction workers who were sleeping on a pavement in Mumbai's suburban Bandra.
The court had deferred the hearing on Pereira's bail application after enhancing his jail term to three years from the six months awarded by a sessions court.
Periera had surrendered to the police on Thursday on the direction of the court. He was later taken to the Arthur Road jail.
The high court had also upheld a fine of Rs 5 lakh imposed on him by the sessions court in its verdict on April 13.
The court had enhanced his sentence to three years under Section 304(II) (if the act is done with the knowledge that it is likely to cause death, but without any intention to cause death, or to cause such bodily injury as is likely to cause death).