Mumbai: Lawyer Janhavi Gadkar granted bail in drunk driving case

The sessions court in Mumbai today granted bail to corporate lawyer Janhavi Gadkar in connection with the drunk driving case, on a surety amount of Rs 30,000.

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Judge Sanjay V Patil granted bail to Gadkar, after hearing arguments of prosecution and defence, on a PR bond of Rs 30,000, along with one or more surety.

The judge further laid down four conditions for granting bail to the lawyer – she should visit the police station as and when required for the investigation, she should co-operate in further investigation, she should not tamper with prosecution witnesses, and should not leave India without the court’s permission.

The judge observed that considering the facts and circumstances there cannot be any legal hindrance in the case, and hence accepted the bail plea.

Gadkar was arrested for allegedly crashing her car into a taxi and killing two persons. He lawyer had argued on Tuesday that the investigation was over and no purpose would be served by keeping her in jail. But the prosecution argued that if she was released on bail, it would send a wrong message.

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Janhavi Gadkar

The police had earlier argued that Gadkar was involved in accidents prior to the June 10 incident and she was likely to repeat the offence if released.

According to Senior Police Inspector Dilip Raut, the chargesheet in the case will be filed tomorrow, August 6. Gadkar was in jail for nearly two months.

The case

In the early hours of June 10, an Audi driven by 35-year-old Gadkar rammed a taxi, resulting in the death of two persons including the taxi driver on the Eastern Freeway here. She was allegedly drunk at the time. The deceased were identified as Mohammed Abdul Sayyad (55) and Mohammed Salim Sabuwala (50).

  • KnowTheTruth05-Aug-2015

    the bail order has laid down only four conditions. What about drink driving ? (or driving, at all) - court hasnt advised her against that.

  • Rajeevan06-Aug-2015

    Miss. Jhanavi Gadkar one human being is killed. Do you know what it means to you? What it means to sole bread earner to family? You should be treated as a criminal only and if our judiciary is proper then why not you should be given free food and dirty cage for 15 years of life where you will get ample of time to culture yourself.Your are the Culprit. Now be bold to face the problem. Do not show your back to the problem and try to run away from the problem. Drinking and driving not acceptable.

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