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Rash driving HC upholds 4month jail term

NYOOOZ 2018-12-05 05:30:00

Rash driving HC upholds 4month jail term

  • | Wednesday | 5th December, 2018

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The court upheld the four month jail verdict by the trial court and said that overturning it would weaken “the deterrent effect of law”.The plea by the accused was that he has no criminal antecedents. PANAJI: Taking a strict view in a case of rash and negligent driving resulting in death, the high court of Bombay at Goa declined to let of an accused with an admonition, holding that “it is likely to send a wrong signal to society”. However, the judge said the conduct of the applicant did not deserve the benefit of extending the Probation of Offenders Act . However, the high court gave him benefit of doubt on this charge as there was no clear evidence.The conviction and sentence awarded to the applicant for the offence punishable under Section 185 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, by the trial court was set aside by the high court. The police alleged that he was driving under the influence of alcohol.

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