Now Overspeeding and Rash Driving Can Also Be Booked Under IPC: SC
GUWAHATI: With the rapid growth of motorisation, commuters are also facing an increasing burden of road traffic injuries and fatalities.
A person committing offence under the Motor Vehicles Act like overspeeding and rash driving can also be booked under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) as both the statutes "operate with full vigour, in their own independent spheres", the apex court has said.
It is to be mentioned that earlier, a bench of Justices Indu Malhotra and Sanjiv Khanna set aside an order of the Gauhati High Court of December 22, 2008, which held that a person booked for over speeding, dangerous driving and other related offences under the MV Act cannot be prosecuted under the IPC.
The Apex court also said that the ingredients of offences under both statutes are different and an offender can be tried and punished independently under both of them.
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