Janhavi Gadkar moves court against culpable homicide charge

Mumbai: Corporate lawyer Janhavi Gadkar, who was arrested for mowing down 2 people here allegedly under the influence of alcohol, has moved a suburban Kurla Magistrate court challenging the applicability of the charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder against her.

In her plea, she said that her case should not be transferred to the sessions court for trial. She has argued that charge of section 304 II of Indian Penal Code (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) is not applicable against her and the police have not made any case for applying the charge.

Gadkar, 35, has informed the court that she did not have any intention to kill anybody nor she knew that this accident would happen.

The court is likely to hear the application tomorrow. In the wee hours of June 10, an high-end car driven by Gadkar had rammed a taxi, killing two persons including the taxi driver on the Eastern Freeway here.

The deceased were identified as Mohammed Abdul Sayyad (55) and Mohammed Salim Sabuwala (50).

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