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2 cops suspended for 'not following protocol' in Pune Porsche accident case
Screengrab of Pune Porsche accident/ courtesy: X

2 cops suspended for 'not following protocol' in Pune Porsche accident case

| @indiablooms | 25 May 2024, 12:26 am

Pune/IBNS: In the first major action following outrage over alleged lapses by the police in the Pune Porsche accident, in which two techies in their 20s lost their lives, an inspector and an assistant police inspector have been suspended.

The case has now been transferred to the Pune Police Crime Branch. 

Police Inspector Rahul Jagdale and Assistant Police Inspector Vishwanath Todkari were suspended for not following the protocol of informing their superiors, the deputy commissioner of police on night duty, about the case.

The cops were associated with the Yerwada police station, where the teenager was taken following the accident.

The accident occurred around 2.15 am on Sunday, when the 17-year-old teen, who had been drinking with his friends in two pubs in Pune to celebrate his Class 12 results, rammed into a motorcycle killing the two 24-year-old IT professionals in the Kalyani Nagar area.

Aneesh Awadhiya, who was riding the bike, was sent flying and hit a parked car, while Ashwini Koshta - who was riding pillion - was flung 20 feet into the air. Both of them died on the spot.

The boy was initially granted bail within 15 hours of the accident on terms like a 300-word essay on road safety, which triggered massive anger.

Later, the Juvenile Justice Board Thursday changed its order and sent him to a remand home till June 5.

The teen now faces a drunk driving charge that, for a first-time offender, allows a six-month jail term and a fine of Rs. 10,000. He could face the much sterner charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder if the Juvenile Board allows the legal system to try him as an adult.

At 17 years and 8 months, the boy was four months short of the legal age for driving and eight years shy of Maharashtra's legal drinking age, which is 25.

His father, a prominent builder, has been sent to jail by a city magistrate court for 14 days - till June 7.

He has been charged with cheating under Section 420 of the Indian Penal Code.


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