Sanjeev Nanda held guilty in hit-and-run BMW case

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New Delhi, Sep 2: In the controversial BMW case Sanjeev Nanda is held guilty by Delhi High Court. He has been prosecuted under Section 304 (2) culpable homicide. This hit-and-run case, in which six persons, including three constables, were killed in 1999, finally sees the light of the day. Additional Sessions Judge Vinod Kumar said, "Sanjeev Nanda, I hold you guilty under Section 304 (Part II) (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the IPC."

Sanjeev Nanda has also been accused of conspiring with two of his friends to destroy the evidence. Nanda is also the son of one of India's biggest arms dealers. The three men charged with culpable homicide are: Sidharth Gupta, son of a Delhi financier to whose house the BMW was brought after the accident. Nanda had been tried under various provisions of the IPC including section 304 part-I (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), prescribing ten years' jail term as maximum punishment.

Gupta and his father along with their two servants, Bhola Nath and Shyam, were accused under section 201 (causing disappearance of evidence) of the IPC for allegedly washing away the blood stains and flesh pieces from the offending car at a house in Golf Links area here.

Manik Kapoor: His family is in the hotel business, he was in the passenger seat that night. The alleged driver was Sanjeev Nanda, son of an international arms dealer and grandson of the former chief of Naval Staff Admiral Nanda.

The quantum of sentence is yet to be revealed by the Court.

Backdrop

The ten-year-old case involving Nanda, son of arms dealer Suresh Nanda and grandson of former Navy chief SM Nanda, allegedly in an inebriated state is accused of mowing down seven people with his high speeding BMW car in the wee hours of January 10, 1999 in Lodhi Colony area. Six persons died on the spot while one survived.


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