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Pune Porsche Crash: Minor’s Bail Cancelled, Sent To Juvenile Home

The Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) cancelled the minor’s bail on Wednesday and sent him to a rehabilitation home till June 5. Pune police have added more charges against the 17-year-old accused involved in a fatal accident. In addition to section 185 of the Motor Vehicle Act (driving by a drunken person), the police have included sections 184 (rash or dangerous driving), 119 (age limit for driving motor vehicles), and 177 (general punishment provisions).

The Juvenile Justice Board reviewed Pune police’s application to try the 17-year-old as an adult. The board has reserved its decision until further notice. The teenager allegedly drove a Porsche car while intoxicated, resulting in the death of two motorbike-borne software engineers in Kalyani Nagar, Pune, early Sunday morning.

Vishal Agarwal, the father of the 17-year-old and a real estate developer, has been sent to two days of police custody by a session court on Wednesday. The remand copy indicates that Agarwal was not cooperating with the investigation, prompting Pune police to request his custody for further questioning.

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When the police notified him to join the investigation before his arrest, he misled them by stating that he was in Shirdi when he was actually in Aurangabad. When Vishal was arrested, he was carrying a simple Nokia phone and a Kia company-manufactured car. The police confiscated both.

The police have charged the teenager’s father under sections 75 and 77 of the Juvenile Justice Act and relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Section 75 addresses the willful neglect of a child, exposing them to mental or physical harm, while section 77 pertains to supplying a child with intoxicating substances. According to the FIR, despite knowing his son did not have a valid driving license, Vishal Agarwal gave him the car, thereby endangering his life. He also allowed his son to party, fully aware of his alcohol consumption.

Public outrage was evident as ink was thrown at the police vehicle transporting Vishal Agarwal to court on Wednesday. The accident occurred at approximately 2:30 am on Sunday when a Porsche Taycan, allegedly driven by the intoxicated teenager, collided with a motorcycle in Kalyaninagar. The crash resulted in the deaths of Anish Awadhiya and Ashwini Koshta, both 24-year-old IT professionals from Madhya Pradesh working in Pune.

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