Pune Police Crackdown: Cosie And Blak Clubs Owners Arrested For Serving Liquor To Teen Driver Involved Porsche Accident

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Pune, 21st May 2024: Pune Police have arrested the proprietors of Blak pub in Marriott Suites and Cosie in Mundhwa for allowing a minor to enter the establishment and serving alcohol to him and his companions. This negligent act resulted in the accident in Kalyani Nagar in which two IT engineers lost their lives on Sunday.

The Pune Police has registered two FIRs linked to this incident. While ACP (Khadki/Yerwada division) Arti Bansode is leading the investigation into the accident, Police Commissioner Amitesh Kumar has delegated the probe of the second case to the Crime Branch.

The arrested individuals include Cosie’s owner Prahlad Bhutda, bar manager Sachin Katkar, Blak’s club manager Sandeep Sangle, and bar manager Jayesh Bonkar. Additionally, Vishal Agarwal, owner of Brahma Realty and Infrastructure, and father of teen driver Vedant, has also been taken into custody. They all face charges under Sections 3, 5, and 199A of the Motor Vehicles Act 1988, as well as Sections 75 and 77 of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015. Assistant Police Inspector Vishwanath Todkari has lodged a complaint in this regard.

According to police, the fatal accident occurred around 2:30 am on Sunday when a grey Porsche struck a bike from behind near Landmark Garden Society on Kalyani Nagar – Airport Road. Both Aneesh Awadhiya and Ashwini Koshta lost their lives on the spot. A case has been lodged at Yerawada Police Station under Sections 304, 304(a), 337, 338, 427, and 279 of the Indian Penal Code, alongside Sections 184, 119, and 177 of the Motor Vehicle Act. Assistant Commissioner of Police of Khadki Division, Aarti Bansode, is leading the investigation in this instance.

Simultaneously, the Crime Branch has taken charge of the case against Vishal Agarwal and Bhutada. Prahlad Bhutda, owner of Cosie Hotel, manager Sachin Ashok Katkar, along with Blak club manager Sandeep Ramesh Sangle, and bar counter manager Jayesh Satish Bonkar have all been arrested by the Crime Branch.

They will be produced before the court this afternoon.