Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-The High Court in Bangladesh Thursday restored the highest punishment for irresponsible driving to seven years imprisonment from the existing three years jail.
The High Court came with the judgement acting on a writ petition filed by Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh.
In its observation, the High Court also stated that the highest punishment for mindless reckless leading to death should be more than seven years imprisonment to ensure peoples’ right to life.
The highest penalty for death because of reckless driving was seven years as per penal code until 1985, but then law was amended and the punishment was commuted to three-year jail in 1985.
BBN/ASI/ANS-20Nov14-4:00pm (BST)