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Pune Porsche crash: Accused teen’s bail cancelled, sent to juvenile home till June 5 | India News


NEW DELHI: Pune juvenile court on Wednesday cancelled bail of the 17-year-old accused who rammed his Porsche into a motorcycle from behind, resulting in the death of 2 young techies in Pune.
The Juvenile Justice Board has remanded the minor accused to a rehabilitation home/observation home till June 5.
The decision comes amid a huge public outcry over the court’s previous order granting the accused bail in 15 hours under the Juvenile Justice Act with lenient conditions, including 15 days of community service with the Yerwada traffic police, writing a 300-word reflective essay on the accident and its consequences, and undergoing psychiatric counselling.
Besides that, the accused, who was allegeldy under the influecne of alchol, was asked to seek a doctor’s help to quit drinking.
Earlier in the day, a Pune court sent the father of the accused to 2-day police custody till May 24.
The father, a prominent builder, is facing charges of giving his son his high-end car to drive despite knowing that the latter did not have a driving licence nor was he trained to drive the car and that his son consumed alcohol. The builder was detained from a lodge in Sambhajinagar, while his driver and associate were picked from a hotel.
The builder attempted to outsmart the cops after fleeing the city. He sent one of his vehicles towards Mumbai and another to Goa. He borrowed a vehicle from an associate but it had a GPS fitted in it.

What happened on fatal night?

The accident occurred around 2.30am on Sunday when the Porsche Taycan, driven by the 17-year-old at 160kmph speed at the time of the crash, rammed into a motorcycle from behind in Kalyaninagar. The collision claimed the lives of Anish Awadhia and Ashwini Kosta, both 24-year-old techies hailing from Madhya Pradesh.
Before the accident, the teen along with his friends drank alcohol at two pubs in the city – Cosie and Blak Mariott. He spent Rs 48,000 in 90 minutes at Cosie which the teen and his friends visited at 10.40pm on Saturday evening. They left for the second pub, Blak Mariott, at 12.10am after Cosie stopped serving them.
Other arrests made
The police also arrested Naman Bhutada (25), the owner of the Cosie pub in Mundhwa, and Sachin Kaatkar (35), a staff member at the establishment. Additionally, Sandip Sangle (35), an assistant restaurant manager at the Blak Marriott pub, also located in Mundhwa, has been taken into custody. The minor driver had reportedly visited these establishments to party with his friends before the fateful accident.