New Delhi, Dec 19: Sanjeev Nanda, who is undergoing a five-year jail term in the BMW hit-and-run was granted interim bail by the Delhi High Court on Friday, Dec 19.
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday, Dec 16 had issued a notice to the police on a bail plea filed by Nanda. Senior advocate Ram Jethmalani, appearing for Nanda, pleaded for bail on the ground that his grandfather S M Nanda, ex-Naval Chief, was not well and wanted to see him as he was his only grandson.
The criminal appeal filed by Nanda had already reached the final stages, expressed Justice Kailash Gambir. During the hearing, Jethmalani sought the bail on the basis of of 'excellent' service rendered by Nanda's grandfather to the nation.
"He (S M Nanda) was a man of excellent credentials, who served the nation throughout his life. He was the man who took a boat and went alone to Karachi in 1971 (during the Indo-Pakistani war) to bomb the city. "He is now above 90 years of age and is losing his memory. Whenever he gets back his memory, he remembers his only grandson," Jethmalani said, while seeking bail for the convict. The court later agreed to hear the plea and issued a notice to Delhi Police.
It can be recalled that Sanjeev Nanda, son of arms dealer Suresh Nanda was sentenced to five-year jail term on Sep 5 or killing six persons including three policemen by his BMW car in the wee hours of January 10, 1999 at Lodhi Colony in Delhi.
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)