BMW hit-and-run case: Court rejects accused’s bail plea

A district court Tuesday rejected an interim bail application of Vismay Shah (27),who is in judicial custody in the BMW hit-and-run case in which two men were killed in February this year.

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published:July 3, 2013 3:37 am

A district court Tuesday rejected an interim bail application of Vismay Shah (27),who is in judicial custody in the BMW hit-and-run case in which two men were killed in February this year. Shah had sought bail on the ground that he wanted to get admission to pursue management studies.

Shah’s lawyer Trishna Mishra said the bail was sought for the purpose of further studies.

According to special public prosecutor Pravin Trivedi,the court rejected the bail saying that an inmate can pursue studies while in jail as well. He said the court was of the opinion that there are open universities such as Indira Gandhi National Open University and Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Open University that offer courses for inmate as well.

Shah is lodged in Sabarmati Central Jail for the past five months while his applications seeking regular bails were rejected by all the courts.

On February 24,Shah was driving a BMW car when he allegedly hit a motorcycle near Lad Society in Vastrapur area of the city. There were two men on the bike — Shivam Dave (25) and Rahul Patel (21) — who got killed. The accident was also captured in a CCTV camera. During the investigation and forensic examination,it was found that Shah was driving the car at a speed of over 100 kmph.

Subsequently,Shah was chargesheeted under section 304 (part-2) of Indian Penal Code among others.

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