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Pune car crash: Court sends minor accused's father to 2-day police custody

Updated on: 22 May,2024 04:37 PM IST  |  Pune
mid-day online correspondent |

Father of the 17-year-old accused of the Pune car crash was arrested on Tuesday evening after being detained from Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar.

Pune car crash: Court sends minor accused's father to 2-day police custody

The unregistered Porsche car that the minor was driving /PTI

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Pune car crash: Court sends minor accused's father to 2-day police custody

The Pune sessions court sent the father of the minor accused of the Pune car crash in two-day police custody. The father, who was arrested on Tuesday evening after he was detained from Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar in Maharashtra, has been remanded to police custody till May 24. 

According to the media reports, the father of the minor accused, a real estate mogul from Pune, faced an ink attack while he was en route to the court for a hearing on the Pune car crash. 

According to a report in PTI, some persons allegedly tried to throw ink at the police vehicle in which the father of the 17-year-old, whose speeding luxury car killed two software engineers, was present. "As per the preliminary information, four to five people belonging to some outfit tried to throw ink at the police vehicle escorting the father of the juvenile accused," a Pune police official told the news agency. 

The incident happened around 2.30 pm when he was being brought to the court complex in the Shivajinagar area in Pune where he was produced before the additional sessions court judge, the PTI report stated. 

Per the PTI report, the car, a Porsche, allegedly driven by the minor accused, fatally knocked down two bike-borne IT professionals--Ashwini Koshta and Aneesh Awadhiya--in Kalyani Nagar area of Pune city in the early hours of Sunday. The police believe that the accused was under the influence of alcohol when Pune car crash happened.  Both Koshta and Awadhiya were from Madhya Pradesh and working in Pune.

Reportedly, following the Pune car crash, the police registered a case against the teenager's father under Sections 75 and 77 of the Juvenile Justice Act and relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). 

Section 75 deals with wilful neglect of a child or exposing a child to mental or physical illnesses and Section 77 deals with supplying a child with intoxicants like liquor or drugs.

Apart from the minor's father, the police, in connection with Pune car crash, have also arrested three staffers of the bars that served underaged accused liquor. Meanwhile, merely 15 hours after arrest, the minor accused of the Pune car crash, was granted bail by the Juvenile Justice Board with conditions of assisting traffic police at Yerwada jail, writing an essay on accident and getting counselling for his alcohol consumption habits. 

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