A Delhi court on Saturday sentenced Utsav Bhasin to two years in prison in connection with the 2008 BMW hit-and-run case, the Hindustan Times reported. One person was killed, while the second suffered leg injuries in the incident. The court also asked Bhasin to pay Rs 10 lakh to the deceased’s family and Rs 2 lakh to the injured.
Mrigank Shrivastava, who had injured his leg in the accident, however, expressed dissatisfaction with the sentence. “I am very unhappy, said Shrivastava, who was present at the court proceedings on Saturday. “Initially, the harsher charges dropped and now two years for killing a person and destroying my life. I have spent around Rs 17 lakh in treatment and I have got just Rs 2 lakh as compensation.”
Additional Sessions Judge Sanjeev Kumar held Utsav Bhasin, son of a Haryana-based businessman, guilty of rash driving, voluntarily causing hurt on provocation and causing death by negligence.
In May, the court had passed its verdict in the case in which Bhasin was acquitted of charges of culpable homicide.
On September 11, 2008, Bhasin, who was driving his BMW car, hit two men – Anuj Chauhan and Mrigank Shrivastava – near Moolchand flyover in south Delhi. The two men were returning home on a motorcycle. Shrivastava suffered leg injuries, while Chauhan succumbed to his injuries on September 13.
Bhasin, who later tried to flee to Chandigarh, was arrested from the Kashmere Gate Bus Terminal. He was released on bail after giving two sureties of Rs 20,000 each.