New Twist in Pune Porsche Crash Accident: Teen & father claim family driver was behind wheel

Committee Formed to Investigate Behaviour Of Juvenile Justice Board Members in Pune Porsche Incident

Committee Formed to Investigate Behaviour Of Juvenile Justice Board Members in Pune Porsche Incident

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In a dramatic turn of events in the high-profile Pune crash case, the 17-year-old boy accused of driving the Porsche that collided with a motorbike and killed two people now reportedly claims that the family driver was behind the wheel during the accident. The minor’s two friends, who were with him at the time, have supported his claims.

The driver, who was accompanying the teenager and his friends in the car during Sunday’s fatal accident, was questioned by the police on Thursday. In his initial statement, the driver asserted that he was driving the Porsche when the accident occurred. The minor’s father also corroborated this version, insisting that the family driver was at the wheel that night.

Meanwhile, the Pune Police questioned the grandfather of the accused teenager in connection with an offence registered against the juvenile’s father, several staff members, and the owner of two liquor-serving establishments in the Mundhwa area. The grandfather was confronted with his son at the police commissioner’s office to verify certain facts.

The teenager was remanded to the observation home by the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) on Wednesday following an outcry over his quick bail and the police’s review plea. A senior police official stated that during his stay at the observation home, the juvenile would undergo psychological assessments. The police have registered an FIR against the minor under IPC sections 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 304A (causing death by negligence), 279 (rash driving), and relevant sections of the Motor Vehicles Act.

It has also emerged that the teenager’s grandfather, who started the family’s construction business, allegedly has underworld connections. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has charge-sheeted the grandfather for allegedly hiring a mercenary from Chhota Rajan’s gang to kill a Shiv Sena corporator, Ajay Bhosale, in 2009. According to the CBI, the grandfather contracted Chhota Rajan to execute Bhosale’s murder after a failed mediation over a property dispute with his brother.

“Sometime in 2009, I was contacted by Chhota Rajan to intervene in the property disputes between two brothers (the teen’s grandfather and his sibling). Since I refused, the builder gave a contract to Rajan, and accordingly, the attack on me was orchestrated on October 11, 2009,” Bhosale recounted.