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Pune Police To Move Supreme Court, Challenges Bombay High Court Order Releasing Juvenile In Porsche Accident Case

Swarajya Staff

Jul 01, 2024, 06:14 PM | Updated 06:14 PM IST

The Supreme Court of India.
The Supreme Court of India.

Pune Police has decided to appeal against the Bombay High Court order in the Supreme Court regarding the Pune Porsche accident case, as confirmed by Commissioner of Police Amitesh Kumar.

On 25 June, the Bombay High Court directed the immediate release of a boy, stating that the Juvenile Justice Board's orders to remand him to an observation home were illegal and that juvenile laws must be fully implemented.

The teenager, who was granted bail just hours after the 19 May accident, was sent to the observation home in Pune three days later following public outcry. After the HC's recent order, he was released and placed under the custody of his paternal aunt.

This decision came in response to a petition filed by his aunt, claiming his detention was illegal.

According to the police, the teen was driving his father's luxury car while intoxicated when it struck a two-wheeler in Pune's Kalyani Nagar on 19 May, resulting in the deaths of two IT professionals.

The boy's parents and grandfather are currently jailed in connection with the incident, facing charges including alleged blood sample swapping and kidnapping and wrongful confinement of a family driver, who was threatened to take the blame for the accident.

A Pune court is expected to decide on the bail plea of the boy's father and grandfather regarding the alleged driver kidnapping case.

Initially, the boy was granted bail on 19 May by the Juvenile Justice Board and placed under the supervision of his parents and grandfather. He was also tasked with writing a 300-word essay on road safety. Public outrage over the lenient bail terms led the police to seek an amendment to the order.

On 22 May, the board ordered the boy's detention in the observation home.

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