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Pune car crash: Ajit Pawar rejects allegations against NCP MLA Sunil Tingre

Sunil Tingres belongs to the Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and represents the Vadgaon Sheri assembly constituency in Pune city.

Edited By: Raju Kumar @rajudelhi123 Pune Published on: June 01, 2024 12:28 IST
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar
Image Source : PTI Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said on Saturday said baseless allegations are being made against Pune MLA Sunil Tigre linking him to the Porsche crash that killed two young techies. 

Earlier, the Opposition alleged that Nationalist Congress Party (Ajit Pawar) MLA Tingres had intervened to ensure that the juvenile accused got favourable treatment from police after the accident.

“Sunil Tingre is an MLA of the area where the incident took place. Whenever such incidents take place, the local MLA often visits the site. Did Sunil Tingre try to suppress the matter? The allegations against him are baseless,” Pawar said when he was asked about Tingre’s name popping up in connection with the case.

On being asked whether he had called up Pune Police Commissioner Amitesh Kumar after this incident, the deputy CM said, “I often call the commissioner of police over multiple issues but I haven't made a single call to him in this case.”

Pawar said that Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis, who heads the home department, had instructed the Pune police the day after the accident to carry out an intensive probe.

“Even the chief minister (Eknath Shinde) has given the right instructions.

Action was taken against those police officials who initially delayed the procedure. Those from Sassoon General Hospital who were involved in the case have also faced police action,” he added.

What did happen on an ill-fated day?

Two IT professionals were killed in the early hours of May 19 in Kalyani Nagar in Pune after a Porsche allegedly being driven by the minor, who the police claim was drunk, rammed into their two-wheeler.

In the Porsche case, the minor has been sent to an observation home till June 5, while his father, realtor Vishal Agarwal, and grandfather Surendra Agarwal have been arrested for allegedly kidnapping the family’s driver and putting pressure on him to take the blame.

Police have also arrested two doctors and a staffer from the Sassoon hospital for allegedly swapping the minor’s blood samples with those of his mother to show that he was not drunk at the time of the accident.

In the latest action, the teenager’s mother was also arrested.
(With PTI inputs)

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