Tough call against drunken driving, Haryana Govt. likely to make drunken driving leading to death a non-bailable offence

Last Updated: Mar 14 2018 20:34

Owing to the increasing cases of road accidents by the drunken drivers in Haryana, the state government had decided to go strict for the offenders. Haryana Government is all set to make drunken driving, resulting to death of a victim, a non-bailable offence to keep a check on the increasing toll of accidents.

The decision has been taken during the ongoing budget session of the assembly. It is pertinent to mention that in the previous year around 14,668 cases were registered in the state against the people who were indulged in the illicit liquor trade and also more than 2000 criminal cases were registered against narcotic drug criminals in the past year.

It shall also be noted that now when the Haryana government has decided to make this amendment, its time that Chandigarh Administration shall also follow the same suit. In most cases, the culprits are booked under Section 304 A (causing death by negligence) and 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way) of the IPC, both of which are bailable offences. Also, the families of the deceased have been demanding that death by negligent driving should be made a non-bailable offence.