Date: – 23.10.2023
- The Additional Director General of Police,
Traffic Highway, Mumbai.
- The Superintendent of Police, Traffic Highway,
Mumbai Pune Expressway, Pune.
Sub: To lodge register an FIR under the provisions of section 154 of the Code of Criminal Procedure against person Rohit Sharma, Indian Men Cricket Caption.
I am Ad. Anil Nivritti Bugde, aged 55 years, residing at B/3/12/1:4, Sector 3, Vashi, Navi Mumbai do hereby solemnly state the following facts which are constitute the criminal complaint of cognizable in nature and which was required to be lodged by your officials against the accused Rohit Sharma but surprisingly same is not being done hence presenting the complaint for your perusal.
- I say that as per the press/media reports I came to know that on 18.10.2023 afternoon time one Rohit Sharma, Indian Cricket Captain was driving his car Lamborghini Urus on the expressway of Mumbai Pune public road in the most careless manner and by acts of rash and negligent driving and speed of his car was ranging from 200kmph to 215kmph and the said Rohit Sharma not only driving by negligent manner with high speed but at multiple times he was changing his high speed and hence the acts and consequences of his driving was so dangerous that it could have endanger the lives of other road users of the public road.
- I say that accused Rohit Sharma was well aware the speed limit of the car on the Expressway which was fixed by the law of 100kmph but the said accused was more of having driving his vehicle not for to reach the destination but to play the game of car racing ignoring the lives of other citizens who were driving their vehicle as per the law. The said accused more of concerned to exercise his Selfish Purpose to drive his car on the high speed as developed by his costly car Lamborghini Urus. If at all he need to play the game of driving car at high speed as developed by his car manufacture but certainly the public road is not a place to exercise such fun endangering human lives.
- I say that as per the media report the office of Pune Highway Police charged of high speed acts of the accused and recovered fine of Rs. 4000 from the said accused but very conveniently ignored to see that the criminal acts of the accused Sharma was so serious that the said public road is always extreme busy and the day in question was not a holiday and hence was having heavy trafficular movement on the said road despite of knowing all these facts the said accused was negligently and in most rash manner driven his car at high speed and his acts of high speed was noticed by the CCTV cameras installed by the Highway Police which clearly indicates that he had not only Once committed the acts of high speed but at multiple times he was driving his car at high speed and endangering lives of other citizens.
- I say that no doubt the Highway Police had penalized the accused for over speed of his car and collected fines but the very criminal acts of rash and negligent driving endangering human lives on public road by the accused was not considered by the Highway Police which was legally binding to be looked after as the provisions of section 279 of Indian Penal Code is very clear that acts of such driving comes under rash and negligent driving endangering human lives and the very offence is of Cognizable in nature and hence FIR was need to be registered against the accused as against this lapses the accused conveniently accepted his plea of over speed acts and paid the fine. That does not mean the accused had given a LICENCE to kill people on the public road by way driving the vehicle in such dangerous speed.
- I say that most of the High Courts in India and even Supreme Court had held that the acts of rash and negligent driving endangering human lives is serious offence and for that purpose the accident is not to be taken on the said fateful day. Even recently Kerala High Court held if a vehicle is driven recklessly and negligently at a reasonable speed, recently the Kerala High Court determined that it is still regarded as ‘rash and negligent driving under Section 279 of the IPC. The case was brought up suo moto by the Court after a Sabarimala devotee reported that the tractors used for goods transportation on the Sabarimala trekking path were endangering pilgrims’ safety; as a consequence, the Court took suo moto notice of the devotee’s objections. The Court stated that “A person who drives a vehicle on the road may be held accountable for both the conduct and the consequence. Even if one is driving a car at a modest pace yet recklessly and negligently, it is considered ‘rash and negligent driving under Section 279 of the Indian Penal Code.”
- I therefore humbly request to your authority that First Information Report is required to be registered under the provisions of 154 of Cr.P.C. for the offences punishable under section 279 of the Indian Penal Code against the accused Rohit Sharma and he may dealt according to law.
Ad. Anil Bugde