Utsav Bhasin, the son of a Haryana based industrialist, was convicted under the sections 304 A (causing death by negligence), 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 279 (rash driving) of the Indian Panel Court, by the court for causing a death of Anuj Singh by his rash and negligent driving in the 2008 BMW hit-and-run case in South Delhi. Bhasin was driving his BMW car when he hit a two wheeler killing Anuj Singh on September 11, 2008 and also injured journalist Mrighank Srivastva.
The Counsel of the Person, Pankaj Shrivastav, refused to accept the cheque of Rs 2 lakh offered to him by Bhasin as per the trial court’s direction because he wanted to consult the latter before accepting it. Meanwhile, the bail of the convict Utsav Bhasin extended by the justice Sangeeta Dhingra till September 7 on the same terms and condition. When senior advocate Siddharth Luthra who was the counsel of Bhasin told the judge that 35 lakhs has been given to the victim’s family and they do not want to take the case further, but the court observed that no such submission was given or has been put in the court.
“I did not accept the amount because I would file an appeal for the enhancement of the compensation given to me. I have suffered a lot, both physically and mentally and this amount would not be sufficient to match the money which I have spent in the last so many years,” Mrigank Said.
Earlier in July, under the Advocate Pankaj Shrivastav, the city court announced the sentence on July 15, 2017 to Utsav Bhasin of Two years in jail for mowing down a motorcyclist in 2008. The Court also ordered him to pay Rs. 10 lakhs as compensation to the family of victim, and Rs. 2 lakh to the other injured man.
But the charges of culpable homicide has been dropped, Maximum punishment for culpable homicide is up to life imprisonment. The elder brother of Anuj Chauhan said that his family will go to high court. “We will demand that the convicted be implicated under harsher charges of culpable homicide,” he said. On the Other hand Srivastava said that He has spent more than 17 lakhs in his treatment. Due to the current status of his health, he is forced to use the car eve his financial condition is stretched. But the big question is, why were harsher chargers dropped on Bhasin? They will go to Court.”