Updated May 28th, 2024 at 20:22 IST

Pune Porsche Crash: Calls For CBI Probe As Deceased's Families March for Justice in Jabalpur

With the coverups now tumbling out in the Pune Porsche crash, the deceased's families took out a candlelight march for justice against super brat's family.

Reported by: Digital Desk
With the coverups now tumbling out in the Pune Porsche crash, the deceased's families took out a candlelight march for justice against super brat's family in Jabalpur, MP. | Image:Republic TV
Advertisement

Jabalpur: Asserting that the government is responsible for this massive public outrage over the Pune Porsche crash that claimed the life of his daughter along with one other techie, Ashwini's father on Tuesday said, “What happened in Pune, not only the residents of Jabalpur and Pune, but the citizens of this country, at large, are worried for their own kids”.

With the coverups now tumbling out in the Pune Porsche crash, the deceased's families took out a candlelight march for justice against super brat's family in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. Holding placards, banners and photographs of the loved ones they lost in the car crash, the kin of the deceased along with hundreds of other residents, marched through the streets with a combine sentiment: “Our struggle will continue until justice is delivered”. 

Advertisement

For the uninitiated, two IT professionals died after their motorcycle was hit by a speeding Porsche allegedly driven by the minor in the early hours of May 19 in the Kalyani Nagar area of Pune city.

The police claim the teenager was drunk at the time of the accident.

Advertisement

Speaking during the candlelight march, Ashwini's father expressed concern over evidence in the case being tampered with, even as he exuded hope that “due diligence will be practised” while presenting the facts of the case before the court.

Expressing gratitude towards the media in general, Ashwini's father thanked the Republic Media Network in particular, for its non-stop and in-depth coverage on the issue. "Republic TV deserves a token of gratitude for standing by our side in our quest for bringing the truth to light", he said.

Advertisement

Earlier during the day, a Pune court remanded the father of a juvenile allegedly involved in the crash in police custody till May 31 in a case of alleged kidnapping and wrongful confinement of the family driver.

The court also extended the police custody of the juvenile's grandfather till May 31 in the same case.

Advertisement

Both the accused were produced before Judicial Magistrate First Class AA Pande. 

The father-son duo in the case have been booked under Indian Penal Code sections 365 (kidnapping) and 368 (wrongfully concealing or keeping in confinement).

Advertisement

Stressing that the driver was abducted and was forced to take the blame, a local from the candle march in Jabalpur told Republic, “Everyone involved, including the doctors, should be booked in the case”.

A strict investigation should be conducted in this matter and the super rich super brats must be punished (Raheesjaadon ko sazaa milni chahiye), another participant at the candlelight march said.

Underlining that every effort was being made to destroy evidences and close the case for good, the local resident told Republic: “The entire justice system, it seems, is working at the behest of the rich and the powerful. Otherwise, how else do you explain the changing of blood samples for a sum of Rs 3 lakhs, as has been reported in the media?"

Advertisement

Since the reports of powerful politicians' involvement in the case have emerged, it has become more pertinent that a CBI investigation be conducted in this matter, another resident participating in the march said while insisting that the case must be transferred to Madhya Pradesh since “we can't trust the Maharashtra government with this”.

“I thank the mediapersons for their relentless reporting on the matter. In their pursuit to uncover the truth, they have really helped us amplify our voices”, he further stressed.

Advertisement

The juvenile's father, realtor Vishal Agarwal (50), is already in judicial custody in a case registered against him and the managers and owners of two pubs under the Juvenile Justice Act.

The police have alleged that Vishal Agrawal and his father Surendra Agrawal (77) had put pressure on the driver to take the blame for the accident by offering him money and giving him threats.

Advertisement

Surendra Agrawal was arrested in this connection on May 25 and then remanded in police custody till May 28.

A court had on Monday allowed the police to take Vishal Agrawal's custody in connection with the case of kidnapping and wrongful confinement of their driver.

Advertisement

The police subsequently took his custody from the Yerwada Central Prison and arrested him in that case.

(With inputs from PTI)

Advertisement

Published May 28th, 2024 at 20:11 IST