Breaking: Bombay High Court Orders Release of Minor in Pune Porsche Accident Case

Breaking: Bombay High Court Orders Release of Minor in Pune Porsche Accident Case

Breaking: Bombay High Court Orders Release of Minor in Pune Porsche Accident Case

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The Bombay High Court has ordered the release of the 17-year-old juvenile accused in the Pune Porsche case from the observation home.

A division bench comprising Justice Bharathi Dangre and Justice Manjusha Deshpande issued the order in response to a habeas corpus petition filed by the minor’s aunt seeking his release.

The juvenile, the son of a Pune builder, had been charged by the Pune Police under sections 304A, 279, 337, and 338 of the Indian Penal Code after his Porsche struck a motorcycle, resulting in the deaths of two individuals.

Despite initially being granted bail by the Juvenile Justice Board, the minor was later sent to the observation home.

The petition argued that media pressure influenced the special judge’s decision to remand the juvenile to the observation home after granting bail.

During the hearing, the bench questioned the prosecution on how the juvenile could be sent to an observation home after being granted bail, suggesting that this constituted confinement.

The bench also noted that while two lives were lost in the incident, the accused minor was also traumatized.

Senior Advocate Aabad Ponda, representing the minor’s aunt, argued that remanding a person to custody after granting bail infringes on their liberty. He emphasized that if bail had been denied, only then could the juvenile have been sent to the observation home.

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