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Centre planning stern punishment for drink-driving

By The Assam Tribune

MUMBAI, Dec 15 - The Centre is considering a proposal to enhance punishment for drink-driving by amending IPC sections 304A (causing death by negligence) and 279 (rash and negligent driving), the Bombay High Court was informed today.

A draft bill pertaining to amendment to the Indian Penal Code sections was being �scrutinised and finalised�, Centre�s counsel Parag Vyas told the bench of Justices Abhay Oka and Gautam Patel.

The court was hearing a PIL filed by journalist Nikhil Wagle seeking compensation from Bollywood superstar Salman Khan for the victims of the 2002 hit-and-run case. Khan was acquitted by the High Court in the case last week. � PTI

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