Updated June 8th, 2024 at 16:55 IST

Pune Porsche Crash: 'Parsi Gymkhana' Resort Linked to Rich Brat's Grandfather SK Agarwal Demolished

Maharashtra's Satara district administration on Saturday demolished illegal structures in a resort in Mahabaleshwar owned by rich brat's grandfather SK Agarwal.

Reported by: Digital Desk
Illegal portions of resort owned by accused juvenile's family razed in Mahabaleshwar | Image:Republic Digital

Pune: In a major development, the administration in Maharashtra's Satara district has taken action against a resort linked to SK Agarwal, the grandfather of the 17-year-old rich brat involved in the recent Pune Porsche crash that killed two techies. The administration demolished the illegal structures in the resort named MPG Club. It was earlier known as Parsi Gymkhana and sprawls over 10 acres in the picturesque hill station of Mahabaleshwar in Satara.

District officials bulldozed unauthorised constructions in MPG Club owned by the family in the Malkam Peth area of Mahabaleshwar, the official said.


Initially, the state government had leased the land to the Gymkhana in favor of the Parsi Trust for a period of 30 years. However, the dynamics changed after June 19, 2016, when SK Agarwal's name appeared on the trust committee. Subsequently, Usha Agarwal's name was also added. Notably, prior to 2020, the Parsi names associated with the trust were terminated, and Vishal Agarwal, Shivani Agarwal, Shrey Vishal Agarwal, and Abhishek Gupta were appointed as committee members on March 2, 2020.

Originally designated for residential use, the 10-acre land saw a transformation under Agarwal's stewardship. Instead of maintaining the Gymkhana for the Parsi community, Agarwal converted it into a resort and utilised it for commercial purposes. He also embellished the heritage structure on the property and added extra cottages. Eventually, the resort was leased out to the renowned hotel industry brand, Regenta, and came to be known as MPG, or Mahabaleshwar Parsi Gymkha


The administration's bulldozer action has come days after Chief Minister Eknath Shinde ordered Satara collector Jitendra Dudi to take action against the resort if it was found to be illegal. The administration had sealed the establishment last week, an official said.

Recent actions by the district administration had revealed that the resort is accused of defrauding the government and violating rules and regulations. 


The Porsche Crash Case

Two IT professionals hailing from Madhya Pradesh were killed when a Porsche allegedly driven by the juvenile in an inebriated condition hit their two-wheeler in Pune's Kalyani Nagar area on May 19. The accident hit national headlines due to efforts made to get the juvenile off the hook, resulting in the arrest of several persons, including his father and grandfather.


The juvenile's grandfather is in judicial custody for allegedly kidnapping the family's driver to force him to take the blame for the Porsche crash, while his father and mother are in jail for their alleged involvement in swapping the blood samples collected to test alcohol consumption as part of the probe.


Published June 8th, 2024 at 16:55 IST