Updated May 31st, 2024 at 12:54 IST

Pune Police Writes to Juvenile Board Seeking Nod to Probe Minor in Blood Sample Tampering Case

The Crime Branch has written to the Juvenile Justice Board seeking permission to record the statement of the rich brat.

Reported by: Manisha Roy
Pune Police Writes to Juvenile Board Seeking Nod to Probe Minor in Blood Sample Tampering Case | Image:Republic
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Pune: In a significant development in the probe of alleged evidence tempering in connection with the Pune Porsche crash that claimed two lives, the Crime branch of Pune Police has written to the Juvenile Justice Board seeking permission to record the statement of the minor accused in the blood test manipulation case. 

“We have written to the JJ Board and sought their permission to allow us to probe the minor,” said Shailesh Balkawade, news agency PTI quoted additional commissioner of police (crime) as saying. 

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The minor accused’s father and grandfather have been arrested for allegedly wrongfully confining their family driver, luring him with cash and gifts and later threatening him to take the blame for the car crash.

Two doctors and a staffer from Sassoon General Hospital were also arrested for allegedly manipulating the teenager’s blood samples to show that he was not drunk at the time of the accident. 

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All About Pune Porsche Crash Case

On May 18, the 17-year-old, son of builder Vishal Agarwal, knocked down two bike-borne software engineers with his luxury car in the Kalyani Nagar. He was allegedly driving a Rs 2.5-crore Porsche Taycan with his friends to celebrate his Class 12 results. 

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After consuming alcohol at two pubs (Cosie and Blak) and racking up a bill of ₹48,000, the drunk teen and two companions rammed the Porsche into a two-wheeler, at a speed exceeding 150 kmph. The accident resulted in the deaths of two techies – Aneesh Awadhiya and Ashwini Koshta. 

Awadhiya, who was riding the two-wheeler, was sent airborne and collided with a parked car, while Ashwini Koshta, the pillion rider, was flung 20 feet into the air.
Within 15 hours of the accident, the super-rich brat was granted bail, with one of the conditions being to pen a 300-word essay. However, the Juvenile Board soon reviewed its decision after a nationwide outrage and calls for justice. Subsequently, he was remanded to a juvenile remand home until June 5.
 

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Published May 31st, 2024 at 10:54 IST