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Pune Porsche accident: Teen's father, 4 others arrested, car's registration was pending since March

A case has been registered against the boy under section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder ) of the IPC and provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act after he ran his luxury car over two people who died.

Edited By: Shashwat Bhandari @ShashBhandari New Delhi Updated on: May 22, 2024 0:35 IST
The Porsche car found without number plate, in Pune,
Image Source : PTI The Porsche car found without number plate, in Pune, Tuesday. The car was allegedly driven by a 17-year-old boy who knocked down two motorbike riders on Sunday, causing their death in Kalyani Nagar of Pune city, as the police claim.

Pune Porsche Car Accident: The father of the 17-year-old minor boy, who allegedly ran over his luxury car Porsche over two people who died, was arrested on Tuesday. The accused according to the police was an inebriated state who allegedly crashed his speeding high-end car into a motorcycle killing two software engineers in Pune. Apart from his father, four executives of restaurants have also been arrested for serving liquor to the minor, officials said.

The car, a Porsche, allegedly driven by the boy, who the police claim was drunk at the time of the accident, fatally knocked down two motorbike-borne IT engineers in Kalyani Nagar in the early hours of Sunday. The minor was granted bail by the Juvenile Justice Board hours after the crash.

As the horrific crash caused a nationwide outrage, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who holds the home portfolio, expressed shock and surprise over the JJ Board (JJB) taking a "lenient view" of the fatal car accident and granting bail to the accused, and pushed for trying the teenager as an adult.

"The father of the teenager boy was placed under arrest on Tuesday evening hours after he was detained from Maharashtra's Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar," said Amitesh Kumar, Commissioner of Police.

The man, a real estate developer, will be produced before a court on Wednesday, he said.

The police had registered a case against the teenager's father under sections 75 and 77 of the Juvenile Justice Act and relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Section 75 deals with "willful neglect of a child, or exposing a child to mental or physical illnesses," while section 77 deals with supplying a child with intoxicating liquor or drugs.

Car's registration was pending since March due to non-payment of Rs 1,758 fee 

The permanent registration of the luxury Porsche car involved in the accident in which two IT professionals were fatally knocked down by in Pune city was pending since March due to non-payment of Rs 1,758 fees by the owner, top officials of the Maharashtra transport department said on Tuesday.

Maharashtra Transport Commissioner Vivek Bhimanwar informed that the Porsche car was imported in March by a dealer in Bengaluru and from there it was sent to Maharashtra on a temporary registration.

"When it was produced at the Pune Regional Transport Office (RTO), it was found that a certain registration fee was not paid and the owner was asked to pay the amount for completion of the procedure. However, the vehicle was not brought to the RTO for the completion of the registration process after that," he said.

According to officials, road tax is exempted for electric vehicles registered in Maharashtra, and hence for the registration of this Porsche Taycan model, the registration fees that were applicable were only Rs 1,758 with the break-up of Rs 1,500 hypothecation fees, Rs 200 smart card RC fees and Rs 58 postal charges.

With inputs from PTI

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