BMW hit-and-run case: HC admits appeal against Vismay Shah's conviction

Ahmedabad, Jul 15: The Gujarat High Court today admitted an appeal filed by Vismay Shah against his conviction by a trial court in a case relating to 2013 BMW hit-and-run incident in which two youths were killed. Justice S G Shah of Gujarat High Court sent notices to the prosecution (state police).

Shah also filed an appeal for suspension of the sentence awarded by the trial court. The high court has posted hearing on both the appeals tomorrow.

BMW hit-and-run case: HC admits appeal against Shah's conviction.
On Monday, Shah was sentenced to five years of imprisonment by a local court which also imposed a fine of Rs 25,000, after being convicted under IPC sections 304(2) for culpable homicide not amounting to murder and 279 for rash driving.

28-year-old Vismay was also convicted under IPC sections 427 (mischief causing damage) along with various sections of Motor Vehicle Act.

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The court had directed Shah to pay a compensation of Rs five lakh each to the families of two youths killed in the accident.

The mishap had occurred in February 2013 when Shah, who was driving his BMW car on busy Judges Bunglow Road of the city, rammed it into a motorcycle killing engineering student Shivam Dave (25) and his friend, Rahul Patel (21), near Premchandnagar here.


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