Rash Driving under IPC, Motor Vehicles Act offences would not be attracted for accidents involving pet animal: Karnataka High Court

The Court held that the offence of rash driving under Section 279 of IPC recognises injury to human beings only and the provision would not be attracted in case of accident caused to an animal while driving a vehicle.
Karnataka High Court
Karnataka High Court

The Karnataka High Court on Friday held that offences of rash driving or mischief of killing animals under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and offences under Motor Vehicles Act (MV Act) will not be attracted in the event of an accident involving pet animals.

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