Court Orders Framing Charges Against 7 Accused in Kanjawala Hit-and-Run Case

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Published on: 28 July 2023 at 09:44 IST

The wheels of justice continue to turn in the tragic Kanjawala hit-and-run case, as the Additional Sessions Judge Neeraj Gaur ordered the framing of charges against seven accused on Thursday.

The case, which shook the nation, involves the horrifying death of a 20-year-old woman who was dragged to her untimely demise while trapped under a car in the heart of the national capital on New Year’s Day.

The accused facing charges are identified as Amit Khanna, Krishan, Manoj Mittal, and Mithun, all of whom were present in the offending car at the time of the incident.

The charges to be framed against them include serious offenses under the Indian Penal Code (IPC), such as murder (Section 302), criminal conspiracy (Section 120 B), causing disappearance of evidence of offense or giving false information to screen offender (Section 201), and harbouring offender (Section 212).

The court also stated that the accused should face charges under IPC sections 182 (false information with intent to cause public servant to use his lawful power to the injury of another person) and 34 (common intention).

Amit Khanna, alleged to be the driver of the vehicle involved in the tragic hit-and-run, faces additional charges under IPC sections 279 (rash driving) and 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others). These charges are compounded with provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act, signifying the severity of the crime.

The incident, which occurred on New Year’s Day, sent shockwaves across the nation, leading to widespread outrage and demands for swift justice. The victim’s family and concerned citizens rallied for the arrest and prosecution of those responsible for the heinous act.

The court’s decision to frame charges against the accused marks a crucial step towards seeking justice for the young woman’s untimely and tragic death. The proceedings have drawn significant attention from the public and highlight the importance of holding perpetrators accountable for their actions.

The prosecution, led by dedicated lawyers, is committed to ensuring that the guilty face the full force of the law.

The accused will now face a full trial, and the court proceedings are expected to shed further light on the events leading up to the fatal hit-and-run.

The court’s order has brought some solace to the grieving family of the deceased, who have been patiently awaiting justice since the dreadful incident. The trial will be closely monitored by the public, who remain hopeful that the legal system will deliver a fair and just verdict.

As the case progresses, the nation waits with bated breath, eager to see justice served and closure brought to the family of the victim.

The trial is scheduled to commence on a later date, and the court will continue to hear the arguments from both the prosecution and the defense in the pursuit of truth and justice for the 20-year-old woman who lost her life tragically on the streets of New Delhi.

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