Pune Police to Appeal Supreme Court Against Juvenile’s Release in Porsche Accident Case

Pune Police to Appeal Supreme Court Against Juvenile's Release in Porsche Accident Case

Pune Police to Appeal Supreme Court Against Juvenile's Release in Porsche Accident Case

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Pune police plan to challenge a Bombay High Court order that led to the release of a 17-year-old boy allegedly involved in a fatal Porsche accident in May. A senior official confirmed the police’s intention to approach the Supreme Court on Monday.

The High Court had ordered the boy’s immediate release on June 25, stating that the Juvenile Justice Board’s decision to send him to an observation home was unlawful and emphasizing the need to fully implement juvenile laws.

The teenager, granted bail shortly after the May 19 accident, was sent to an observation home in Pune three days later following public outrage. He was released last week and placed in the custody of his paternal aunt after the High Court ruling on a petition filed by her, which claimed his detention was illegal.

Commissioner of Police Amitesh Kumar expressed the police’s intent to appeal the High Court decision. According to the police, the boy was driving his father’s Porsche under the influence of alcohol when he struck a two-wheeler in Kalyani Nagar, killing two IT professionals.

The boy’s parents and grandfather are currently incarcerated on related charges, including the alleged swapping of blood samples and the kidnapping and wrongful confinement of a family driver, who was coerced into taking the blame for the accident.

A Pune court is expected to rule on the bail pleas of the boy’s father and grandfather concerning the alleged kidnapping of the driver. Initially, the Juvenile Justice Board had granted the boy bail and required him to write a 300-word essay on road safety. However, following public backlash, the police successfully petitioned to amend the bail order, resulting in the boy’s remand to the observation home on May 22.