October 18, 2021

Glasgow taxi driver convicted of hitting cyclist allowed to hold license

A Glasgow taxi driver has been found guilty of colliding with a cyclist who allowed him to keep his license while claiming that the vehicle was stopped at the time of the incident and the man fell down.

Khurram Janjua kept his license during the Glasgow City hearing. Council The Licensing and Regulatory Committee this week heard from councilors about the incident.

Janjua was fined 37 375 and awarded four penalty points last year in Glasgow Justice of the Peace Court for reckless and negligent driving.

The committee made a representation at the meeting to inform the convict of the sentence.

Representing married father Janjua, lawyer Amir Anwar said his client was the right person to hold a private hired driving license.

Describing Janjua’s meeting with a cyclist, Anwar said it happened at a zebra crossing on St. Andrew’s Drive during busy hours.

Anwar: “He was stationary – a cyclist cut his right hand and fell in front of the car.

When the cyclist got up, Mr. Janjua got out of his car. He immediately blamed Mr. Janjua.

Anwar described how the cyclist demanded £ 40 and Janjua said he would call the police. But the cyclists left the scene and Janjua later received a letter to appear in court. Explaining his client’s presence in the lap, Anwar said: “He went to court on the matter. He advised me that he was angry with the lawyer but suggested that we could not go into details. He has a belief that happens. ”

Anwar added: “He apologizes for his actions. He says he made a mistake and he learned his lesson.

“He should have acted more responsibly and called the police immediately,” said Alex Wilson, the committee’s convener.

Stating that he was having trouble believing the scenario, Councilor Conley said: “There is no reason to take the cyclist to the police and then to court.

Anwar said: “We can’t guess why the cyclist will go to the police. However, in the 25 years since I joined the law, I will say that I am aborting the justice that is happening in and around this city. Be more familiar with Scotland. ”

He said the financial cost of appealing the sentence was impossible for Janjua.

The committee renewed Janjua’s private tenant driver’s license for three years.

But he was given a stern warning for his future conduct and for not complying with the terms of the license.

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