A special court has awarded one-year jail term to a man for ramming his truck into the vehicle of an IAS officer who had succumbed to injuries in 1997. Special Judge Lokesh Kumar Sharma passed the judgement while upholding an order of the trial court which had on February 26 last year awarded one-year imprisonment to Meerut resident Ummed Ali for causing the death of IAS officer Amulya Chandra by rash and negligent driving. The trial court had awarded the punishment for the offence committed under sections 279 (rash driving), 337 (causing hurt by act of endangering life or personal safety of others) and 304 A (causing death by negligence) of IPC.
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“Keeping in view, the testimonies of the prosecution witnesses, I have no hesitation in holding that guilt of the appellant (Ali) was duly proved by the prosecution before the trial court beyond any reasonable doubt,” the court said, upholding the trial court judgment.
Ali had challenged the trial court order, claiming that the accident had taken place due to contributory negligence of the driver of the deceased’s car.
According to the police, the deceased, along with his wife, mother-inlaw and fatherin-law, was returning after dinner and had reached Dayal Singh College around midnight, when the truck, driven by Ali in a rash and negligent manner, hit the car.
Due to the collision, the car occupants were seriously injured and Chandra succumbed to his injuries and was declared brought dead in the hospital, police said.