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“Can’t punish other when deceased himself under the influence of alcohol”

by on December 11, 2016

New Delhi: A City court on Monday ruled that a person who was behind the wheel in a drunk condition was responsible for his own death in the collision. No other one can be punished for his own mistake. Court let off a person who was made accused in the case.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sandeep Garg said deceased was himself found on the wrong side of the law. He was not just driving under the influence of alcohol, but also found driving without a helmet.

The court acquitted a man with whom bike of deceased collided in the mishap. The police had registered a case under the sections of negligence and rash driving against him. But the medical report of the deceased suggested that deceased was on the wrong side of the law.

The court also pulled up investigating officer for ignoring that deceased was drunk and was not wearing a helmet. Also, the officer failed to register the statement of the person who was pillion with the deceased.

Judge said IO’s claim that he could not trace the person who was pillion on the motorcycle is not gettable especially due to the given fact that his postal address is available in his medical reports. It was clear case where one can say that accused is falsely implicated in the case and he deserves to be acquitted.

Police told the court that the incident took place in Saket area of South Delhi on October 27, 2012. Head-on collision took place in which Vikrant succumbed to the injuries in the hospital.

Case was registered on the complaint of the woman who was pillion with the accused. The court find that there were infirmity in the story of the complainant and theory of the police.

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