SRINAGAR: A Court sentenced a man to three-year imprisonment for allowing minor to drive his vehicle. However, looking at the antecedents of the convict, the court released convict on probation with conditions for maintaining good conduct.
Special Mobile Magistrate (Traffic) Shabir Ahmad Malik, Srinagar, announced the verdict after the accused Bilal Ahmad Phapoo of Noorbagh claimed to be the owner of vehicle driven by minor and filed undertaking before the court.
The Court also directed the Inspector General of Police (Traffic) to hold special drive against the menace of driving by minors, which court observed is a cause of road accidents and concern of common people.
“I propose to sentence the accused to three years simple imprisonment and rupees twenty five thousand as fine and under Section 180, I propose to sentence him three months simple imprisonment and rupees one thousand as fine.
However, Court provided the benefit of Probation of Offenders Act to the convict and released him on the condition of keeping peace and good behavior.