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A court has ordered the Chandigarh Police to register FIR in a case of accident after the victim’s family moved court against Station House Officer (SHO) of Sector 34 police station for not registering FIR. The accident occurred on June 25, when Munish Kumar, riding scooter, was hit by a rashly driven car at Sector 34.
According to Kumar, who runs a garment store at Sector 22, he was returning home around 10:30 pm on his Activa scooter after attending Rath Yatra at Sector 31. When Kumar reached Sham mall at Sector 34, a rashly driven white coloured Innova hit him after taking a U turn from the wrong side. Locals informed the police control room and the victim was rushed to Government Multi Specialty Hospital Sector – 16, Chandigarh.
Kumar, who fractured his right leg in the accident, was later approached by police. Though Kumar’s statement was recorded, no case was registered. The victim’s family went to Sector 23 police station a number of times to get the FIR registered against the accused Innova driver but to no avail. Even Kumar himself went to the police station on being discharged from hospital after 18 days to file an FIR but the exercise remained futile.
The counsels for Kumar, A S Ahluwalia and Anup Kumar, said the complainant also approached the SSP in August regarding his complaint, which was forwarded to Investigating Officer Mohinder Singh. But, the FIR was still not registered. So, Kumar moved the local court and filed an application under Section 156 (3) of CrPC pertaining to the matter.
Then, the court ordered the the SHO of Sector 34 PS to register an FIR against the accused car driver, namely, Pravesh, a resident of Sector 53, under sections 279 (rash driving), 304-A (causing death by negligence), 337 (causing hurt by act of endangering life or personal safety of others) and 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the Indian Penal Code.