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Hit-and-run: SC denies bail to Vismay

The Supreme Court Thursday dismissed a bail plea of Vismay Shah,who is accused of running over two youths with his speeding BMW car in Ahmedabad two months ago.

The Supreme Court Thursday dismissed a bail plea of Vismay Shah,who is accused of running over two youths with his speeding BMW car in Ahmedabad two months ago.

“Our conscience does not allow it. Two youths have lost their lives,who equally had a right to live. We should not be seen sending a wrong signal to the society that whosoever has a BMW car can move the Supreme Court and get relief,” said an SC bench.

Shah (27) was allegedly driving his car on February 25 when it hit a motorcycle in Vastrapur area. The two youths riding the bike,Shivam Dave (25) and Rahul Patel (21),died. Shah fled the spot but surrendered before the police a few days later.

After the incident,Shah was booked under the milder provision of causing death due to rash and negligent driving,but was later charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

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His bail plea was earlier dismissed by the sessions court and the Gujarat High Court.

The HC,while dismissing Shah’s bail plea,had observed that the roads of the city were not “racing tracks” and that it was a driver’s duty to provide for immediate medical care of the victims in case of an accident. Shah however,the HC had noted,fled the spot.

It also cited a spurt in the incidents of hit-and-run cases in Ahmedabad,noting that as many as 11 persons had died in such incidents in the last two months in the city.

In the SC,Shah’s lawyer argued there was no need to keep him in judicial custody since the chargesheet had been filed and investigation stood concluded.

Shah has been behind bars since February 27.