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Penalties for a person involved in hit and run
What are the penalties for a person involved in hit and run?
By  Anonymous  |  14 May 2016  |  Upvotes: 0  | 

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Tushar Bhargava


Usually, the hit and run cases in the country, can be booked under two categories:

  • Section 279 or 304(A) of Indian Penal code and
  • Under Sec 134A and 134B of Indian Motor Vehicle (IMV) Act.

Death caused by a negligent act can be booked under section 304(A) of IPC.

Punishment includes minimum of two years of imprisonment and/or paying of fines. In such cases also, the accused is eligible to get bail. Cases of rash driving or driving on footpaths can be booked under section 279 of IPC. If proven guilty, the accused will face a minimum of six years of imprisonment or/and pay hefty fines. However the accused can get bail.

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