BMW CASE

  • SC upholds lawyer RK Anand's conviction in BMW case July 29, 2009

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the conviction of senior advocate R K Anand in BMW hitandrun expose case, saying his punishment will increase. The Delhi High Court had earlier stripped Anand of his senior advocate designation and barred him from attending to cases in any court across India...
  • BMW hitandrun: Justice mowed down? July 21, 2009

    Sanjeev Nanda will soon be a free man. The Delhi High court has decided to reduce the sentence of the BMW hitandrun case accused from five years to two years. The court has downgraded the charge against him from culpable homicide to rash and negligent driving. ...
  • 'BMW case witness most dishonest' July 20, 2009

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Monday came down heavily on Mumbai resident Sunil Kulkarni, a key witness in the BMW hitandrun case, terming him as "the most dishonest, unreliable, untrustworthy and untruthful witness". "His entry in the case is as dramatic as could happen only in our Bollywood movies," Justice...
  • Sanjeev Nanda's jail term in BMW case cut to 2 years July 20, 2009

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday reduced the jail term of Sanjeev Nanda from five years to two for running over six people in his BMW car 10 years ago. Justice Kailash Gambhir reduced Nanda's sentence after terming it a case of negligence rather than culpable homicide. Nanda's case will...
  • BMW case: HC to decide Nanda's fate today July 20, 2009

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will give its verdict in the infamous BMW hitandrun case on Monday. A trial court had convicted and sentenced Sanjeev Nanda, grandson of former Naval chief SM Nanda, to five years imprisonment for mowing down six persons with his car in 1999. Justice Kailash Gambhir, who...
  • BMW case: Bhasin's bail plea to be heard today November 6, 2008

    New Delhi: Utsav Bhasins, accused in the BMW case, bail plea will be heard in the Delhi sessions court later in the day on Thursday. Nineteenyearold Bhasin is accused of running over a motor cyclist with his BMW car in September. Son of a Bahadurgarh based industrialist, Bhasin had surrendered...
  • BMW case: HC rejects Sanjeev Nanda's bail plea October 4, 2008

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Saturday rejected the bail plea of Sanjeev Nanda, son of former naval chief S M Nanda, who was sentenced to five years' rigorous imprisonment for mowing down six persons in the BMW hitandrun case of 1999. "I am of the view that the applicant...
  • Sanjeev Nanda gets 5year jail term in hitandrun case September 5, 2008

    New Delhi: The Patiala House Court on Friday sentenced Sanjeev Nanda to five years of rigorous imprisonment in the nineyearold BMW hitandrun case. "Sanjeev Nanda, I award you five years jail term and the time earlier spent by you inside the jail would be deducted," said Additional Sessions Judge Vinod...
  • BMW case: Nanda to be sentenced today September 5, 2008

    New Delhi: A Delhi court is likely to hand out sentences in the nineyearold BMW hit and run case on Friday. The Patiala House Court held Sanjeev Nanda, grandson of an exNavy chief SM Nanda, guilty in the case, earlier this week. Nanda had mowed down six people, including three...
  • BMW case: Nanda sentence to be delivered on Sept 5 September 3, 2008

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has reserved its order on the quantum of sentence to be given to businessman Sanjeev Nanda, the accused in the highprofile BMW hiandrun case. The sentence will be delivered on Friday. Twenty nineyearold Nanda is grandson of a former Navy chief and heir to one of...
  • BMW Case: Quantum of sentence to be announced today September 3, 2008

    New Delhi: The Patiala House Court is likely to deliver the quantum of the sentence in the BMW hitandrun case on Wednesday. The court had held the main accused Sanjeev Nanda guilty on Tuesday. Nanda was convicted under Section 304 (2) of the IPC, culpable homicide not amounting to murder ...
  • FTN: Stray cases don't make a judiciary successful September 3, 2008

    Businessman Sanjeev Nanda was on Tuesday convicted by a Sessions Court and held guilty for mowing down six people in a BMW hitandrun case of 1999. Additional Sessions Judge, Vinod Kumar held Nanda guilty under section 304 (part 2), culpable homicide not amounting to murder. The court upheld testimony by the...
  • Timeline: Drunken driving cases awaiting justice September 3, 2008

    New Delhi: As the accused in the high profile BMW hitandrun case, Sanjeev Nanda got convicted on Tuesday, questions have been raised if Nandas conviction will serve as a precedent at some of the other hitandrun cases. Following are the other high profile hitandrun cases: In April 2008, Uttar...
  • Defence lawyer says Section 304 too harsh for case September 2, 2008

    New Delhi: The sessions court, in a first ever instance of the conviction of an accused in a hit and run case under Section 304 has given a landmark judgment in the Sanjeev NandaBMW hit and run case. And the Nandas' lawyer is not happy. In most cases, the conviction is...
  • Victim's widow fears Nanda may escape with light punishment September 2, 2008

    New Delhi: Widow of Delhi Police constable Peru Lal, who was among the six persons killed in the 1999 BMW hitandrun case, on Tuesday welcomed the conviction of Sanjeev Nanda but expressed apprehensions that he may escape with a light punishment. "If a rich man is held guilty, it is...
  • Sanjeev Nanda will get off, says victim's wife September 2, 2008

    New Delhi: For almost 10 years, they had waited for this day, but ahead of the verdict in the BMW hitandrun case, the family of Peru Lal, a constable run over by Sanjeev Nanda, had little hope for justice. His wife, Phula Devi said, "If nothing's happened for so long, what's...
  • Court slams Nanda, drunk driving | Law catches up September 2, 2008

    New Delhi: The Delhi court which on Tuesday convicted businessman Sanjeev Nanda in the BMW hitandrun case has said he deserved strict punishment because of "drunken driving". The court said if "drunken driving" results in the death of a person, it takes the crime out of the purview of section 304A...
  • Chronology of the BMW hitand run case September 2, 2008

    New Delhi: On Jan 10, 1999, Sanjeev Nanda, son of arms dealer Suresh Nanda and grandson of former navy chief S.M. Nanda, mowed down six people under his BMW. More than nine years later, he was on Tuesday declared guilty of the crime by a Delhi court. From Jan 10, 1999...
  • Kin of other accident victims laud guilty verdict September 2, 2008

    New Delhi: Even as court ruled that businessman Sanjeev Nanda was guilty of mowing down six people under his BMW car nine years ago, reactions started pouring in from various sections of the society, from the family and friends of other accident victims, who have been waiting endlessly for a...
  • Victims' kin want justice, guarantee for secure future September 2, 2008

    New Delhi: It was the night of January 10, 1999 when six people including four policemen lost their lives. They were mowed down by a BMW driven allegedly by Sanjeev Nanda, the grandson of a former navy chief. Families of the victims of that accident have been waiting for justice...
  • BMW case: Nanda held guilty | 'He will get away' September 2, 2008

    New Delhi: Businessman Sanjeev Nanda was on Tuesday found guilty of mowing down six people under his BMW car nine years ago. Sanjeev Nanda, grandson of a former Navy chief, was allegedly drunk when he mowed down three policemen and three bystanders on January 10, 1999, in Lodhi Colony in south...
  • Drunk and driving: The BMW case in nine years September 2, 2008

    New Delhi: Nine years after the BMW hit and run case, the Patiala House court is likely to pronounce its verdict on the case on Tuesday. On January 10, 1999 at 0430 hrs IST on Lodhi road, South Delhi, an over speeding black BMW car lost its control and ran...
  • Litigants suffer as lawyers strike in district courts August 22, 2008

    New Delhi: Litigants suffered as lawyers on Friday struck work in four district courts here to protest against what they called "usurping" of the Bar Council's power by the Delhi High Court by barring two advocates R K Anand and I U Khan from practising for four...
  • FTN: People losing faith in the land's lawmakers August 22, 2008

    New Delhi: In a rare verdict by the Delhi High Court, two of the country's top criminal lawyers, R K Anand and I U Khan have been held guilty of colluding with witness Sunil Kulkarni in the highprofile BMW hitandrun case. The court observed, There is no doubt that there was...
  • Stung by HC verdict, RK Anand defends himself August 22, 2008

    New Delhi: In a rare verdict by the Delhi High Court, two of the country's top criminal lawyers, R K Anand and I U Khan have been held guilty of colluding with a witness in the highprofile BMW hitandrun case. Responding to the verdict, Anand spoke with CNNIBN from Beijing and...
  • BMW case: Top lawyers banned from Delhi courts August 21, 2008

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday held two of the country's top criminal lawyers, R K Anand and I U Khan, held guilty of colluding with a witness in the high profile BMW hitandrun case. The decision is being seen as the one of the rarest verdicts ever. The...
  • Bar Council to probe prosecutiondefense nexus August 21, 2008

    New Delhi: The tables have turned completely for public prosecutor I U khan and defense lawyer R K Anand. Used to putting others in the dock, these high profile senior lawyers now find themselves being reprimanded by the courts. Anand and Khan were found guilty by the Delhi High Court...
  • High court not authorised to debar Anand, Khan: lawyers August 21, 2008

    New Delhi : The Delhi High Court's decision to debar two senior advocates for trying to bribe the key witness in the 1999 BMW hitandrun case has not been welcomed by the lawyers community, which says the high court is not authorised to prevent a lawyer from appearing in court. "I...
  • BJP welcomes verdict on BMW expose case August 21, 2008

    New Delhi: While the BJP welcomed the Delhi High Court verdict pronounced on Thursday against senior advocates RK Anand and IU Khan for obstructing justice in the BMW expose case, the Congress party said the incident shows that there is a need to evaluate professional ethics. A division bench of the...
  • BMW case not first time public prosecutors erred August 21, 2008

    New Delhi: The conversation between the main witness in the BMW case, Sunil Kulkarni and theh defense lawyer R K Anand has once again brought into focus the alleged nexus between the defense and the prosecution. An excerpt from the conversation, caught on hidden camera by a private news channel...