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Road rage in Pune:Case filed against accused ’s grandmother

Hemant Dhome, Chatuhshrungi police station incharge, said, “Praneet has told us that the car is registered in the name of his grandmother. We have confiscated the car and a separate case under MV Act will be registered after we complete a verification process of the vehicle.”

pune Updated: Apr 30, 2018 18:17 IST
Nadeem Inamdar
Nadeem Inamdar
Hindustan Times, Pune
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The incident had sent shockwaves in the city after Desai complained to the police stating that Praneet had openly stated in full public view “My name is Praneet Nimhan ” and warned him of dire consequences. Praneet is the son of former Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) corporator Pramod Nimhan and was identified from his Facebook account by the police. (HT PHOTO)

The Chatuhshrungi police will register a separate case under the Motor Vehicles Act (MVA), 1988, against prime accused Praneet Nimhan’s grandmother in connection with the Symbiosis student Varun Desai physical assault case. Praneet and three of his friends had mercilessly assaulted Varun near hotel Sarjya in Aundh on Thursday afternoon.

The incident had sent shockwaves in the city after Desai complained to the police stating that Praneet had openly stated in full public view “My name is Praneet Nimhan ” and warned him of dire consequences. Praneet is the son of former Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) corporator Pramod Nimhan and was identified from his Facebook account by the police. In his Facebook account, he had shared a picture of NCP leader Ajit Pawar

Hemant Dhome, Chatuhshrungi police station incharge, said, “Praneet has told us that the car is registered in the name of his grandmother. We have confiscated the car and a separate case under MV Act will be registered after we complete a verification process of the vehicle.” The Chatuhshrungi police action under MVA Act comes after Varun’s parents, Manjari and Salil Desai, described the car driving act of Praneet, who is a juvenile, as a crime.”

“In the first place, the suspects had physically assault Varun which is a crime. Praneet, who does not have a driving licence, was driving the car before and after they assaulted my son, is another crime,” Manjari said.

Varun had lodged a first information report (FIR) against four persons, naming one of the accused as Praneet Nimhan. The police have booked the accused under Sections 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by using dangerous weapons or means), 325 (punishment for voluntarily causing grievous hurt), 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees or upwards), 504 (intentionally provokes or insults other person ) and 34 (acts done by several person in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Three of the juveniles had been detained by the police while the hunt for the fourth accused continues on Sunday, a police official said.

First Published: Apr 30, 2018 18:16 IST