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Pune car crash: Teenager’s grandfather held for ‘wrongful confinement’ of family driver

Pune car accident case: The probe has now been transferred to the crime branch from the Yerawada police station where the initial case was registered.

Edited By: Nivedita Dash @Nivedita0503 Pune Updated on: May 25, 2024 10:57 IST
The Porsche car found without number plate, in Pune,
Image Source : PTI The Porsche car found without number plate, in Pune,

Pune car accident case: In the latest development in the Pune car accident case, the grandfather of the minor accused has been arrested by the Crime Branch unit of Pune Police. The teenager's father Vishal Agarwal, in judicial custody. A separate FIR has been registered against the grandfather under IPC 365 and 368. A Porsche, allegedly driven by the teenager, who the police claim was drunk at the time, killed two motorbike-borne software engineers in Kalyani Nagar area of the city in the early hours of Sunday.

According to police, the grandfather of the 17-year-old minor has been arrested for “wrongful confinement” of their family driver. On a complaint by the family driver of the juvenile, the Yerawada police have registered a separate offence against the teen’s grandfather and father under IPC sections 365 (kidnapping with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine a person) and 368 (wrongfully concealing or keeping in confinement), Pune police chief Amitesh Kumar said and added that there was enough evidence showing that the teenager was driving the car.

“Post the accident, the teen’s grandfather and father allegedly took the driver’s phone, put him in confinement in his house on the premises of their bungalow from May 19 to May 20. The driver was freed by his wife,” said the official from the crime branch.

Outcry over bail

After the accident, the minor was produced before the Juvenile Justice Board which granted him bail while asking him to write a 300-word essay. Following an outcry over quick bail and the police's review plea, the Board on Wednesday remanded the teen, son of real estate developer Vishal Agarwal, to the observation home till June 5. The police arrested Agarwal for `exposing a child to danger', and the owner and employees of two bars where the teen had consumed alcohol for `serving liquor to an underage person'.

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