Mercedes hit-and-run: Delhi court dismisses plea to cancel bail of accused’s father

The prosecution had sought cancellation of bail on the grounds that the Magistrate court did not have the power to grant him bail, as the case against the accused could be tried by a Sessions court.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:October 22, 2016 3:36 am
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A Delhi court on Friday dismissed an application by Delhi Police seeking cancellation of bail granted to the father of the juvenile, who allegedly ran over a 32-year-old in Civil Lines.

A Metropolitan Magistrate court had in April granted bail to the father of the juvenile, who had allegedly mowed down Siddharth Sharma when he was trying to cross a road near Ludlow Castle School on April 4. The juvenile was driving his father’s Mercedes car.

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The prosecution had sought cancellation of bail on the grounds that the Magistrate court did not have the power to grant him bail, as the case against the accused could be tried by a Sessions court. Special Public Prosecutor Atul Kumar Srivastava had also argued that the accused had tried to tamper with evidence.

But defence counsel Rajiv Mohan argued that the Magistrate court had the power to grant bail and that all allegations against his client were untrue.

The juvenile in the case is being tried as an adult, under the amended Section 15 of the Juvenile Justice Act. The police had on May 26 chargesheeted the juvenile for culpable homicide not amounting to murder, which entails a maximum of 10 years in jail.