The sessions court on Monday dismissed the bail petition of racer Vikash Anand and his friend Charan Kumar in the Porsche accident case. One auto driver was killed and 12 other people were injured in the accident.
The prosecutor rejected the plea stating that the accident has killed an auto driver and another man is in a critical condition in the hospital. He also added that the accident has caused a loss of property worth Rs 20 lakh, according to a report by Manish Raj in The Times of India.
Vikash Anand’s lawyer said that his client is a college student and that they are ready to pay fine. Charan Kumar’s counsel said that he had no connection with the offence, according to TOI.
Both Vikash and Charan Kumar had argued that the accident was “purely mechanical” and they also claimed that the police were invoking erroneous sections against them, according to The Times of India.
In the bail petition, Vikash Anand stated that at 3 am, the car lost control and to avoid hitting a boulder, they swerved as a result of which their vehicle hit the auto rickshaws.
He has also claimed that he was not behind the wheel and that the car was being driven by his driver.
In the court, he said, “The accident was caused due to boulder and puncture of front wheel. Even no expert driver could have stopped the vehicle when the front tyre was punctured”, according to TOI.
He also stated that it was a “fashion” to file complaint under Sections 304 (II) (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and 308 of IPC (attempt to commit culpable homicide).
However, Charan Kumar’s petition stated that the car was being driven by Vikash Anand and that he was a passenger in the car.