Magistrate Court clears college student of drunk driving in JJ accident that killed a cab driver

The court was informed that Shah and the deceased driver’s wife had reached a settlement outside court and did not want to pursue the case

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Last week, a magistrate court acquitted a 20-year-old college student who was accused of drunk-driving and causing the death of a cab driver by jumping divider at J J flyover. The court acquitted the accused, Ashvi Shah, not guilty after two eyewitnesses and the cab driver Rameshkumar Gupta’s wife, Suman Gupta turned hostile during the trial. 

The court was informed that Shah and the deceased driver’s wife had reached a settlement outside court and did not want to pursue the case. However, the court said that the offence under Indian Penal Code Section 304 A (death by negligence) cannot be settled and the trial must be conducted. 

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After which, the court cleared Shah of the charges of being drunk as the police were unable to prove the charge. Meanwhile, Gupta was the sole earning member of his family and is survived by three minor children and his wife.

The police had filed a case against the college student after the incident had taken place on August 23, 2015. However, Shah pleaded not guilty and came to be tried where the court found no evidence and pronounced her not guilty.

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