Delhi Has The Most Dangerous Roads: Delhi Court

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Delhi court has slammed down a verdict, saying Delhi roads are the most dangerous. This verdict was given after Kumar was found driving his light commercial vehicle, under the influence of alcohol.

His alcohol limit was much higher than the permissible level, which puts others on the road in danger. In spite of Kumar's alcohol level, he was fined just Rs 4,700 and was imprisoned for seven days.

"It goes without saying that the roads of Delhi are one of the most dangerous stretches ever known and owing to increasing instances of drunken driving and fatal accidents, even Supreme Court has ruled that a fatal accident by a drunken driver invokes offense punishable with up to 10 years rigorous imprisonment," the judge said.

The court said, "The convict was found driving his vehicle in a heavily-drunken state. On being checked with the breath analyser, he was found to have a large quantity of alcohol in his blood, much beyond the permissible limit."

"The convict by his act has not only put his life in danger, but also the life of other road users."

According to The Motor Vehicle Act, the offender was to be jailed for six months, but the punishment given "appears to be on the extremely lower side" said the court.

"I am of the considered opinion that convict does not deserve any leniency for his conduct under section 185 MV Act. Accordingly, appeal stands dismissed and he be taken into custody as per the order of trial court," the judge said.

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Story first published: Monday, October 20, 2014, 17:22 [IST]
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