BMW case: I U Khan moves SC against four months bar on him

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New Delhi, Sep 13 (UNI) Sacked Special Prosecutor in the BMW case I U Khan has moved the Supreme Court against the Delhi High Court order debarring him from appearing in any court in Delhi for four months after holding him guilty of contempt of court for influencing a key witness in the 1999 BMW hit-and-run case.

Delhi High Court had convicted I U Khan and senior advocate R K Anand for trying to lure key witness Sunil Kulkarni by offering him money on behalf of main accused Sanjeev Nanda, the grandson of former naval chief S M Nanda. Both were also fined Rs 2,000 each.

A bench comprising Justices B N Agarwal and G S Singhvi will hear the petitions of both R K Anand and I U Khan on Monday.

R K Anand and I U Khan were caught on camera by NDTV news channel during a sting operation offering money to Kulkarni. Anand was seen telling Kulkarni to demand Rs five crores from Nandas for turning hostile.

I U Khan was also shown colluding with R K Anand and was subsequently sacked by the Delhi government from the case.

Earlier, a bench comprising Justice Arijit Pasayat had refused to entertain the petition of R K Anand seeking transfer of his case from the High Court Bench headed by Justice Manmohan Sarin to some other Bench on the grounds that the apex court will not allow bench hunting.

Six people, including three policemen, were mowed down on January 10, 1999 by the BMW driven by Sanjeev Nanda who was under the influence of alcohol.

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