Pune Teen in Porsche Accident Skips RTO Visit, Violates Bail Order

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Reported by Tikam Shekhawat

Pune, 21st May 2024: The 17-years and eight months old minor son of builder Vishal Agarwal of Bramha Realty, has not reported to the Pune Regional Transport Office (RTO) to study traffic rules and regulations.

This was one of the conditions of his bail after his speeding Porsche Taycan car hit a bike in Kalyani Nagar resulting in the deaths of two IT professionals including a 24-year-old woman. According to the police panchnama report, the last speed lock showed 160 km per hour speed of the car, as informed by Pune Police Commissioner Amitesh Kumar.

After the accident around 2.30 am on Sunday (May 19), Yerwada police station registered an FIR against the minor driver for offences under sections 304a (causing death due to negligence), 279 (rash driving), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others), 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others), 427 (damage to property) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and sections 184, 119/177 of the Motor Vehicle Act. All these are punishable with less than three years of imprisonment, hence bailable offences.

Police produced him before the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) which released him on bail on the same day. His grandfather had submitted to the board that he would ensure that he was away from any bad company.

Agarwal’s lawyer Prashant Patil submitted that the child in conflict with law (CCL) has been falsely implicated in the case.

After hearing the police and defence lawyer, JJB member Dr LN Danwade ordered to release Agarwal on bail after furnishing personal bond and surety bond of Rs 7,500. The bail conditions include:

1) The parent of CCL shall take care of CCL. They should take care that, the CCL will never involve in offences in like nature in future.

2) The parent of CCL is directed to keep the CCL present before the Board as and when his presence required.

3) The parent of CCL is directed to keep away from joining any bad company.

4) CCL will visit RTO and study all rules and regulations and prepare presentation and submit same to Juvenile Justice Board within 15 days and CCL will write essay of 300 words on topic in effect of road accident and their solution.

5) CCL will assist RTO Officer and Practice and study traffic rules for 15 days and submit report same of Juvenile Justice Board.

6) Refer CCL to Muktagan (NGO) for external deaddiction Counseling after counseling report submit to the Juvenile Justice Board.

7) Consult CCL to psychology and psychiatrist doctor of Sasson Hospital, Pune and submit reports to Juvenile Justice Board, Pune within 15 days.

When contacted for his views, senior lawyer Aashutosh Srivastava said, “JJB’s focus is on reforming the juveniles. There was no option before the JJB but to grant bail as the police had invoked only bailable sections. After the bail, police added section 304 (culpable homicide) which is punishable with imprisonment for 10 years and it is a non-bailable offence.”

Commissioner of Police Amitesh Kumar told Punekar News, “We have moved the District and Sessions court seeking permission to try the accused as an adult. We have also added culpable homicide charge.”