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BMW hit and run: HC notice over bail granted to Bhasin

September 16, 2008 13:40 IST

The Delhi [Images] High Court on Tuesday said the offence of Utsav Bhasin, accused of mowing down a person with a BMW [Images] car on September 11, is non-bailable and issued a notice to the city police on a petition seeking cancellation of bail granted to him.

The Delhi police submitted before Justice Veena Birbal that additional charges under Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) have been framed against Bhasin after the death of victim, Anuj Singh, a BPO employee, who succumbed to his injuries on September 12.

The court, after hearing the contention, said police can take appropriate action as the offence is non-bailable.

"The police can always arrest him (Bhasin). It a non-bailable offence. The respondent (Bhasin) can approach the court for bail," Justice Birbal said while asking the police and the accused to file their replies on the petition filed by Rajender Singh, the father of the deceased.

Singh had approached the High Court seeking its direction to cancel Bhasin's bail alleging that he might tamper with evidence. The police had already seized the Bhasin's passport on the direction of the Delhi High Court.

Bhasin, son of Bahadurgarh-based industrialist R K Bhasin, was allegedly at the wheels when the BMW car hit two men on motorcycle near Moolchand flyover in south Delhi. Besides Singh, TV journalist Mrigank Srivastav (29) was also hit.

Bhasin was arrested from Kashmiri Gate and granted bail at the police station itself.

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