BMW case: Hearing on bail application deferred till tomorrow

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New Delhi, Sep 23 (UNI) The Delhi High Court today deferred till tomorrow the hearing on the anticipatory bail application of Utsav Bhasin, the main accused in the recent BMW accident case.

The High Court, however, refused to grant any stay on his arrest till tomorrow.

Utsav's anticipatory bail application was rejected by the lower court yesterday.

Senior lawyers Dinesh Mathur, Sunil Mittal and Ramesh Gupta, who argued on behalf of Utsav in the High Court, said police had earlier charged him under Section 304 (A) IPC (rash and negligent driving) but later converted this section to 304 IPC (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), which could not be done.

Utsav had applied for anticipatory bail in the High Court, seeking prevention from arrest as it was an accident and not a murder.

Lawyer Ramesh Gupta contended that it was a clear cut case of an accident and not murder but since Utsav was the son of a wealthy businessman, he was being targeted by the media.

The matter pertained to an accident which occurred on September 11 between Utsav's BMW car and a motorcycle at around 0230 hrs, killing the motorcycle-borne Anuj Singh and injuring Mrigank Srivastav.

The charges against him were amended after Anuj succumbed to his injuries.


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