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Southall drink driver jailed for causing death of grandfather

A 21-year-old man from Southall who was drunk while driving has been sent to prison for causing the death of a grandfather by dangerous driving in February 2022.

Tarnjeet Multani of Park Avenue, Southall was sentenced at the Old Bailey on 29 April 2024 to nine years’ imprisonment.

He was found guilty on 22 March 2024 to causing the death by dangerous driving of 59-year-old Kishore Kumar Gill, who was in Greenford Road, Greenford.

The court heard that Multani was over the proscribed limit for alcohol at the time of the collision and was driving at a speed of at least 65mph in a 20mph zone.

Kishore Kumar Gill. Photo: Metropolitan Police
Kishore Kumar Gill. Photo: Metropolitan Police

In a statement, the Gill family said: “Kishore Kumar Gill had nine children and 13 grandchildren with one on the way. He was healthy and fit, a regular gym goer and loved his family.

“It’s heart-breaking that his life was struck down at just 59 years old, doing what he’d done hundreds of times, crossing a road to get to work.

“His youngest grandchildren will never know him. Nothing can ever replace what we’ve lost as a family but this outcome at court gives him justice and we can try to live on and honour his memory.”

Detective Sergeant Nush Puvitharan, of the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command, said: “Kishore Kumar Gill was taken away from his family thanks to the recklessness of Tarnjeet Multani. I hope today’s sentencing brings Mr Gill’s family some measure of comfort as they continue to mourn his loss.

“Multani was brought to justice thanks to a tenacious investigation by officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit supported by Forensic Collision Investigation Unit colleagues. Their work in establishing what happened and the speed of Multani’s car was crucial.”

Police were called at 5:35am on 15 February 2022 to reports of Multani’s VW Polo car in collision with Mr Gill on Greenford Road at the junction with Bingley Road, Greenford. Despite the efforts of emergency services responding to the incident, Mr Gill was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Multani did not initially stop at the scene, but stopped some distance along Greenford Road a short time later. He was arrested and charged as above.

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