BHARAT BHUSHAN Vs. JASPAL SINGH
HIGH COURT OF DELHI
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PRADEEP NANDRAJOG,J. -
(1.) THE instant appeal is an illustration of what is being currently reported in the press. The menace on the public roads in Delhi by private
(2.) NOT a day passes when a person or two and sometimes up to five are not run over each day by private buses.
When a public interest litigation was filed in this Court and was listed before the Division Bench IV on 9.7.2007, the very next day action
was taken by the police and the State Transport Authorities. A public
scandal was revealed. 9 out of 10 buses on the roads of Delhi were not
only without a valid licence or a permit, even 60% were being plied by
parties who were not the registered owners of the buses. 60% of the buses
were found without the mandatory third party risk insurance cover.
(3.) PEN profile of the facts of the present case are that on 11.12.1989, Jaspal, a young boy aged 11 years was in the process of alighting from
bus No. DEP 515 when suddenly the driver accelerated the bus. Jaspal fell
down and the rear left wheel of the bus ran over his lower limbs.
Ex.PW-3/1, the discharge summary from the hospital reveals that the young
boy remained hospitalized from 11.12.1989 till 5.1.1990.;
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