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BMW Case

File: Sanjeev Nanda (c), convicted in the BMW hit-and-run case, got a reprieve from the Supreme Court which refused to enhance the quantum of punishment of two years already undergone by him and directed him to do community service for two years. Nanda, grandson of former Naval Chief S M Nanda, was ordered by the court to pay a compensation of Rs 50 lakh to the Centre which will be used for road accident victims.

The damaged BMW car which killed Om Dutt Chauhan while overtaking a bike near the Akshardham temple in East Delhi. Angry over the incident, locals rushed to the accident spot and blocked traffic affecting vehicular movement on Vikas Marg and arterial stretches. Relatives and eye-witnesses alleged that Chauhan was not rushed to hospital by police and he lied bleeding on the spot for about 30 minutes.

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The Delhi HC gave BMW hit-and-run accused Sanjeev Nanda a break, his sentence was reduced to 2 years. But the court was acerbic on how "witnesses were bought".