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Pune Porsche accident: Victim's mother seeks action against accused's parents, says 'They have not...'

Pune Police Commissioner Amitesh Kumar addressed public's concerns that the police were not taking adequate action in the case, asserting both the government and police were committed to take stringent measures against those responsible for the incident.

Edited By: Raju Kumar @rajudelhi123 Pune Updated on: May 21, 2024 18:37 IST
Mamata Koshta, mother of Ashwini Koshta, who was killed in
Image Source : ANI Mamata Koshta, mother of Ashwini Koshta, who was killed in the road accident

Mamata Koshta, the mother of Ashwini Koshta, who was killed in the road accident involving a 17-year-old boy in Pune, sought stringent action against the parents of the accused whose speeding Porsche car killed her daughter and her friend on May 19. Anish Awadhia and Ashwini Kosta, techies from Jabalpur, were killed by the speeding luxury car.

"The parents (of the accused) should be punished for the way they have brought up their child. Law should also take action so that such an incident does not happen again," she added.

Maharashtra government directs for strict action

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Home Minister Devendra Fadnavis instructed for stringent action in the case. 

"The chief minister, the deputy chief minister and home minister (Fadnavis), and the (Pune) guardian minister (Deputy CM Ajit Pawar) have given clear instructions to the police to take stringent action in this case.

The state Director General of Police has also instructed for strong action," Pune Police Commissioner Amitesh Kumar told reporters.

Asked about any pressure on the police in this case, the official said that from the beginning, the police have been acting according to the law and there is no pressure on the cops from anyone.

"I mentioned yesterday that we are ready to discuss every legal step taken by the police. We have taken the most stringent possible action. If legal experts believe there are more stringent provisions available, they should come forward for a public discussion," he said.

Kumar said on the first day, the police invoked Indian Penal Code Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), in addition to section 304A (causing death by negligence).

"We also moved an application before a court seeking permission to treat the juvenile as an adult due to the heinous nature of the act. Unfortunately, the court rejected our application. We have now approached the district sessions court and are awaiting the judgment," he said.

What has happened on May 19?

The Porsche car, allegedly driven by the juvenile, who the police claim was drunk at the time, knocked down two motorbike riders in the Kalyani Nagar area of Pune city in the early hours of Sunday, causing their deaths.

Accused's father detained

The police detained the boy's father, who is a real estate developer, and arrested three executives of two hotels for serving liquor to the juvenile.

Also read: Porsche hit-and-run case: Pune Police arrests bar owner, manager who served alcohol to accused juvenile

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