Runaway driver Puneet Puneet has declared himself eligible for extradition to Australia


Puneet was on bail and awaiting sentence after pleading guilty to guilty driving when he fled Australia in 2009 using a friend's passport. He was arrested four years later in India on the day of his marriage and has been fighting extradition ever since.


At a previous hearing, Judge Kaur agreed to a request for a Puneet medical examination by a panel of doctors to assess his psychiatric condition.

His lawyer, Kanhaiya Kumar Singhal, alleged that Puneet is schizophrenic, suicidal, mentally disturbed and has serious kidney problems and other illnesses. But a panel of doctors at the Institute of Human Behavior and Applied Sciences in New Delhi found him mentally sound.

As always, Puneet was in court with his head down, his face hidden by a long hair and supported by a male relative.

The relative counted The age after he had no idea what was in the report. "I did not see and nobody told me what's in it. I'm waiting for our lawyer to tell us," he said.

Singhal also did not see the report, which appears to have been sent directly to the court. He has asked permission to the court to read the report, but it is not known whether he will appeal against the court's decision to allow Puneet to be tried on extradition.

Now that his fitness to be tried has been established, Judge Kaur has set November 28 as the date for the final arguments.


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