Zero tolerance over drunken driving by HC

Zero tolerance over drunken driving by HC

Calling for “zero tolerance policy” over drunken driving, the Bombay High Court on Thursday went on to suggest that a person irrespective of the amount of liquor consumed should not be allowed to drive.

“There is no reason why any person who has had any amount (of liquor) to drink should be permitted to drive at all,” observed a division bench of the Bombay High Court comprising  Abhay Oka and Gautam Patel, while hearing a petition seeking more compensation from actor Salman Khan for the victims in the 2002 hit-and-run case. The PIL was filed by journalist-activist Nikhil Wagle.

PIL on Dutt’s release
Amid reports that Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt may be released by February 2016, a petition has been filed in the Bombay High Court seeking to restrain the Maharashtra government from releasing the jailed celebrity ahead of the completion of full term.

 Social activist Pradeep Bhalekar, said that Dutt had been favoured by the authorities and that there were at least 27,740 prisoners languishing in as many as 57 jails who also deserve to be released like the actor on the same grounds.

“Similar facilities should be extended to other prisoners who continue to languish in jails despite good behaviour shown by them,” the petition said.

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