No bar under Motor Vehicles Act to prosecute offenders under IPC, Supreme Court

Shruti Mahajan October 8 2019
Motor Vehicles Act

The Supreme Court has held that the Motor Vehicles Act and the Indian Penal Code operate in their independent spheres and a person can be prosecuted under both the statutes for an offence relating to road and traffic safety.

A Bench of Justices Indu Malhotra and Sanjiv Khanna set aside a judgment of the Gauhati High Court wherein the High Court had held that an accused prosecuted under the MV Act for offences like speeding and rash driving cannot be booked under the IPC.

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