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Mumbai, Sep 22: Within 24-hours of committing an offence of rash and dangerous driving, a 21-year-old student was sentenced to two days’ imprisonment by a Bandra metropolitan magistrate on Friday. The court also fined Mohammad Lakdawala Rs700 and suspended his driving licence for two months.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Harish Baijal said, “We are grateful to the judiciary for taking cognisance of the cases and delivering speedy and effective justice.” He said cases of instant justice being delivered will deter motorists from committing similar offences.

This is the fourth case in the past three days where a court has sentenced a person to jail for rash driving. The precedent was set on Wednesday when a Bandra metropolitan magistrate sentenced three people to a day’s imprisonment for dangerous driving. Those sentenced included a taxi driver, a student and a sales executive.

Apart from this, the court on Friday also sentenced seven people to two days’ imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs2,300 each for the offence of drinking and driving. 

Metropolitan magistrate courts across the city have so far sentenced 833 people to imprisonment in the past three months while the driving licences of 807 people have been suspended.


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