HC upholds conviction of rash BMTC drivers

Last Updated : 16 July 2014, 20:32 IST

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The High Court has upheld the conviction of two BMTC drivers whom the trial courts had found guilty of rash and negligent driving. 

In the first case, a 19-year-old man named Ravi was knocked down by a BMTC bus while he was riding pillion on a two-wheeler in 2002. He died of injuries. 

The Malleswaram traffic police had arrested the BMTC bus driver, Mohammed Asghar. A trial court had convicted Asghar under section 304 (A) of the IPC for causing death by negligence. The court had sentenced him to simple imprisonment of six months, besides imposing on him a fine of Rs 7,500. The driver, attached to the BMTC Yelahanka 11th depot, had filed an appeal before the High Court which upheld the conviction on Tuesday. 

Second case 

In the other case, a traffic court had convicted G Krishnan, a driver attached to the BMTC’s 26th depot in Yeshwantpur, for rash and negligent driving. Krishnan drove the bus recklessly when the victim Shobha was alighting from the bus. 

The accident occurred in 2011 and Shobha had suffered serious injuries. The Malleswaram traffic police had arrested the driver and filed the charge sheet.
The trial court had convicted Krishnan and sentenced him to 30-day simple imprisonment. The High Court dismissed Krishnan’s appeal and upheld the lower court’s order. 

Published 16 July 2014, 20:32 IST

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