The Bombay High Court on June 15 adjourned the petition filed by Bollywood choreographer Geeta Kapoor that sought quashing of the case registered against for rash and negligent driving and injuring a person, on the ground that she has already reached a financial settlement with the victim
The court said it would not pass any order in the matter and adjourned it for two weeks during which time the parties involved shall have another meeting and decide on the settlement terms.
Earlier in the day, Advocate Sachin Shetye, appearing for Geeta Kapoor, had informed a division bench of Justices R V More and Anuja Prabhudessai that the choreographer and the victim – Nisar Noormohammed (37) – and his family have arrived at a financial settlement and hence sought the case to be quashed.
“We are seeking quashing by consent. Soon after the accident, Geeta Kapoor took the victim to Kokilaben Hospital and made sure that he was treated. The victim suffered one fracture on his right knee. Geeta Kapoor has borne his medical expenses which has till date summed up till Rs 7 lakh. She has given the victim additional Rs three lakh in cheque,” Shetye told the court.
Advocate Niranjan Mogre, appearing for the victim’s family, informed the court that the cheque has been received. The High Court, however, was not satisfied and queried if the Rs 3 lakh amount was sufficient. The court then asked Nisar, who was present in court on a wheelchair, if he and his family are happy with the settlement amount.
Nisar, however, told the court that the amount will not suffice as he is out of work since the accident in March this year. “I am an electrician by profession. Since the accident, I am sitting at home. I have two children to look after. The lady (Kapoor) has paid for my medical expenses but I am not satisfied,” Nisar told the court.
The court then said it would not pass any order in the matter today and adjourned it for two weeks during which time the parties involved shall have another meeting and decide on the settlement terms. On March 12 this year, 42-year-old Geeta Kapoor was arrested after her Sedan knocked down Nisar who was crossing the road at suburban Versova. Geeta Kapoor did not flee from the spot and took the victim to hospital. She was later called to police station and arrested for rash and negligent driving and causing hurt to another person. She was released on bail later.
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