2010 drunken driving case: NRI convicted

Last Updated: Thu, Nov 01, 2012 12:43 hrs

A special Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) court in Mumbai on Thursday convicted NRI beautician Nooriya Haveliwala for allegedly killing two people while driving drunk in the city in 2010 and sentenced her to five years of rigorous imprisonment (RI).

The court also slapped a fine of Rs 5 lakh on the convict.

The court held the NRI beautician guilty under section 304 (II) for culpable homicide not amounting to murder, Motor Vehicles Act and Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act.

It, however, acquitted Nooriya of the charges levelled against her under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.

The court accepted that she was drunk when the incident took place in 2010.

She was arrested immediately after the court gave its verdict.

Nooriya argued against her sentence and said she needs to look after her 80-year-old mother. She said her father has died since the mishap.

A drunk Nooriya rammed her Honda CRV into a taxi, two motorcycles and a police jeep in Mumbai´s Marine Lines in 2010.

She killed two people, including police sub-inspector Dinanath Shinde, and injured several others during the incident.

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