Drink driving: Accused made to stand till rising of the court

A local court on Thursday made a city resident stand ‘till rising of the court’ as a punishment for drink driving.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:October 25, 2013 1:30 am

A local court on Thursday made a city resident stand ‘till rising of the court’ as a punishment for drink driving.

The accused has been identified as Khushnihal,a resident of Sector 35,Chandigarh. He was challaned for the second time for drink driving.

The court of Chief Judicial Magistrate,Rajnish K Sharma directed the accused to surrender his driving licence and suspended it for one month. A fine of Rs 3,000 was also imposed on him. It is the third case in last ten days when the court has suspended the licence of those caught for drink driving.

On October 17 the same court made a resident of Mohali stand ‘till rising of the court’ as a punishment for driving in an inebriated condition. The accused was identified as Gursharan Singh a resident of Sector 69,Mohali .He was challaned for the third time for drink driving on October 15. He was caught driving after consuming alcohol near the Sector22/23 light point.

The court suspended his driving licence for one month . A fine of Rs 3,000 was also imposed on him. As he could not produce his driving licence which he claimed was lost,registration certificate of his vehicle was confiscated by the court.

On October 16,another man accused of drink driving was given similar punishment by a local court. Shohbit Gupta,a resident of Sector 32 who was challaned thrice for drink driving was told to stand ‘till rising of the court’ by the court.

While granting the punishment the court suspended and confiscated Gupta’s driving licence. The court also slapped a penalty of Rs 3,000 on the offender.

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