UK Cop Jailed For 18 Months For Killing Indian-Origin Shopkeeper

UK Cop Jailed For 18 Months For Killing Indian-Origin Shopkeeper

London: Balwinder Singh was killed in 2016 when the policemen’s car had crashed into his van. The UK cop has been sentenced to 18 months in prison by a UK court for causing death by dangerous driving. It mentioned that Indian origin Balwinder Singh (59) was taken to a hospital but died of his injuries in December 2016.

While driving Balwinder Singh in his vehicle in Wolverhampton when he was hit head-on by a car driven by Staffordshire Police Officer Jason Bannister, who was off-duty at the time.

The cop (45) was himself treated for minor injuries after the collision and following an investigation by West Midlands Police, he was charged with causing death by dangerous driving earlier this year.

The 45-year-old cop who had found guilty to causing death by dangerous in a hearing in September this year was sentenced to 18 months of imprisonment by a Birmingham Crown Court.

In order to obtain a license again, the cop will be required to complete an extended driving test as Bannister has been banned from driving for three years. He remains suspended from his job at Staffordshire Police.

Now, the force has said that the court case has concluded, it would launch misconduct proceedings against Bannister.

In Tribute Balwinder Singh family said “ He was the most loyal and hard-working family man, with three children and six grandchildren who were his everything one of whom he never got to meet. He was loved by the everyone in the community”

by Priti on November 10, 2018

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