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Porsche accident case: Accused juvenile's father granted bail by Pune court

Two people were killed by a speeding Porsche car on the streets of Pune on May 19, after which the father of the juvenile, who was allegedly driving the car, was arrested. He was granted bail by Pune district court.

Reported By : Saket Rai Edited By : Ashesh Mallick
Pune
Updated on: June 21, 2024 19:56 IST
Visual of CCTV footage and the Porsche car
Image Source : INDIA TV Visual of CCTV footage and the Porsche car

A Pune court on Friday (June 21) granted bail to the father of the minor accused in the Porsche car accident case in which two people died last month. Vishal Agarwal got the bail in primary case where he was booked under sections 75 & 77 of the Juvenile Justice Act. Aneesh Awadhiya and Ashwini Koshta, both IT engineers working in Pune, were killed when a speeding Porsche car hit them from behind on May 19.

Notably, Agarwal has got bail in the first case registered against him. Two more cases are registered against him and he has been granted bail in the case of negligence towards a minor.

The father of the 17-year-old boy who was involved in a car accident that claimed the lives of two people in Maharashtra’s Pune was arrested from Aurangabad, the police said May 21. The police action came after the father of the accused and the bar which served liquor to the juvenile accused were booked under Sections 75 and 77 of the Juvenile Justice Act.

Lawyer of the father of the minor accused, Advocate Prashant Patil, said, "My client has been granted bail by the Sessions Court in Pune. It is his duty to abide by the conditions imposed by the Court and shall continue to cooperate with the investigation agency".

Pune Porsche accident case

Following an outcry over the quick grant of bail, the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) on May 22 remanded a 17-year-old youth allegedly involved in a car accident that claimed two lives to an observation home till June 5.

The JJB had had granted bail to the teeanger hours after the Porsche car allegedly driven by him knocked down and killed two IT professionals in their 20s on a motorbike. It also asked him to write a 300-word essay on road accidents, an order that drew an onslaught of criticism.

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