Case Title:Shakti Singh vs State
A single bench of Justice Saurabh Shyam Shamshery of Allahabad High Court granted bail to a man who is accused of rash driving and culpable homicide on a condition that he will have to stand near AIIMS, Delhi with having description of ‘Wear Helmet and Drive Safely’ for 2 hours for a period of 15 days.
Justice also directed the accused to distribute 15 helmets and 25 copies of a Central government notification regarding protection of good Samaritans to person who entering AIIMS without a helmet.
Justice directed that “SHO of Police Station, Hauz Khas will depute the applicant near AIIMS, Delhi, Gate No.1 (Aurobindo Marg) and he will have a placard, having description of ‘Wear Helmet and Drive Safely’ and he shall remain at the Gate for two hours i.e. from 9.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. for a period of 15 days from 01.05.2023 to 16.05.2023(except Sundays). During this period, he shall also distribute 15 helmets and 25 copies of Notification No. 25035/101/2014-RS of Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, dated 12.05.2015 regarding protection of Good Samaritans to the persons who enter AIIMS, Delhi without wearing a helmet”.
The man was driving a motorcycle with his friend as the pillion rider when the bike met with an accident.
While taking the deceased to the hospital, it was alleged that the accused threw his body and run away.
“In the present case, joy ride of four friends converted into a tragic ride, wherein one friend died. Applicant and other co-accused appears to be negligent as they, despite being adult boys, have not discharged their duty to help injured friend in order to provide proper medication”.
Justice found that the evidence regarding an intention to cause death was not supported by cogent evidence and thus bail was granted by the court.