Free Press Journal

Court bars man from driving vehicle for life


New Delhi : A man has been barred from driving any vehicle for his entire life by a Delhi court as a stern punishment for rashly driving a truck, crushing to death a nine-year-old boy in 2000.

The court ordered cancellation of the driving licence of Sunil Kumar Mishra, a resident of Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh, and said no fresh licence should be issued to him as he is barred from obtaining it “throughout his life”. The court said the order be circulated to all registration authorities across the country. Besides this, the convict was sent to jail for one year for causing the death of the school-going child by negligence.

“It is ordered that the driving licence of Mishra shall also stand cancelled and if placed on record be destroyed. Also an information be sent to the concerned MLO, Registration Authority for cancellation of his licence on record to enter an entry to that effect that his licence is cancelled and he is barred to obtain any driving licence throughout his life and no fresh driving licence shall be issued to him,” Additional Sessions Judge Archana Sinha said.

The only concession for the errant driver was that the sessions judge reduced his 18 months jail term ordered by a magistrate to one year, considering his poor financial condition.–PTI