Updated May 25th, 2024 at 12:26 IST

Pune Porsche Crash: Super Rich Brat's Driver Detained, Interrogation Underway At Crime Branch

The grandfather, SK Agarwal has also been arrested in the fatal accident which claimed the lives of two engineers last week on Sunday.

Reported by: Digital Desk
The Porsche car found without number plate, in Pune, Tuesday, May 21, 2024. | Image:PTI
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Pune: In the latest developments in the Pune Porsche crash, the driver who claimed that he was driving the car, not the 17-year-old teen, has been detained and is being interrogated by the Pune Crime Branch.

This unexpected turn in the fatal accident case came after SK Agarwal, the mafia-linked grandfather of the teenager, stated in an exclusive conversation with Republic, "The driver, in his statement, has said that he was driving the car. When the probe takes place and the case reaches court, all of these things will come out."

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The grandfather, SK Agarwal, has also been arrested in connection with the fatal accident that claimed the lives of two engineers last Sunday. According to ANI, the grandfather of the minor accused has been arrested by the Crime Branch unit of Pune Police.  A separate FIR has been registered against him under IPC 365 and 368, CP Pune Amitesh Kumar said.

'Attempts Being Made to Show Driver Was Behind the Wheel’

Following the driver's claim, Pune Police Commissioner Amitesh Kumar said that attempts are being made to show that the 17-year-old was not at the wheel and that an adult was driving.

"We have CCTV footage of him (the juvenile) drinking liquor in the pub. The point of saying this is that our case does not solely depend on the blood report, as we have other evidence as well," PTI quoted the official as saying.

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"He (the juvenile) was fully in his senses. He had full knowledge that due to his conduct, such an accident, where section 304 is applicable, could happen," Kumar added.

The senior official asserted that during the investigation it clearly emerged that the juvenile was driving the car.

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"During our investigation, it has clearly emerged that the juvenile was driving the car and we have already collected all the necessary chronological evidence. For example, when the juvenile left the house, the entry on the security register shows that he left with the car," Kumar said adding that based on technical and CCTV evidence, "it is confirmed that the car was being driven by the juvenile."

Furthermore, eyewitnesses also said that the teenager, son of a real estate developer was driving the Porsche at the time of the accident.

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Published May 25th, 2024 at 10:24 IST