Pune: Bail of minor involved in car accident cancelled; sent to juvenile home

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Pune. The Pune-based Juvenile Justice Board on Wednesday canceled the bail granted to a 17-year-old teenager allegedly involved in a car accident and sent him to a juvenile home till June 5. The board had granted him bail on Sunday, hours after the accident and had asked him to write a 300-word essay on road accidents, after which people had strongly criticized the decision. Two people died in the accident.

The police again approached the board seeking review of the earlier order and permission to treat the accused as an adult and not as a minor on the basis of the heinous nature of the crime. Police have registered a case against the minor under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 304 (A) (causing death by negligence), 279 (negligent driving), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering human life). A case has been registered under IPC 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety) and relevant sections of the Motor Vehicles Act.

The accused minor is the son of a real estate businessman. According to the police, Kishore, while driving a Porsche car, badly hit two software engineers riding a motorcycle in the Kalyani Nagar area of ​​Pune city in the early hours of Sunday. Police said that the Porsche car was allegedly being driven by a 17-year-old minor and he was drunk at the time of the accident. The boy’s father has already been arrested under the Juvenile Justice Act for giving his car to his minor son and sent to police custody.

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