Madras High court recently directed a man to distribute pamphlets against drunk driving everyday for the next two weeks as a condition for grant of bail. The person himself was booked over drunken driving.
Justice AD Jagadish Chandira stated, “The petitioner shall report before the respondent Police, every day at 9.00 am and 5.00 pm and he shall distribute the pamphlets against Drunken Driving at the LB Road Junction, Chennai everyday from 9.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m., for a period of two weeks and thereafter, report before the respondent Police as and when required.”
The accused, Deepan, was arrested on August 23, 2022 over the charges of drunken driving and injuring three people in the incident.
Deepan argued that he had been in custody while the victims had been discharged from the hospital. Therefore, he should be granted bail because he has a family to look after.
However, the counsel appearing for the victims contended that Deepan was driving in an inebriated condition and had injured three persons.
The bench asked Deepan to furnish a bond of ₹25,000 and also to report to the local police station. Besides this, the bench has also directed him to distribute pamphlets against drunken driving for an hour in the morning and another in the evening every day for the next two weeks.