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Who is the builder whose teen son is behind the Pune Porsche accident?

May 22, 2024 12:32 PM IST

Pune Porsche accident: Police arrested real estate developer in connection with the accident caused by his minor son, which claimed two lives.

A speeding Porsche car hit two engineers in Pune, causing their deaths on the spot. The driver was a 17-year-old accused of causing the accident while drunk driving. The minor is currently out on bail after being held by Pune Police. On Tuesday, the cops arrested his father, a prominent real estate developer in the city, in connection with the accident involving his son.

The image shows the Porsche car that Pune real estate developer's minor son was driving at the time of the accident. (PTI)
The image shows the Porsche car that Pune real estate developer's minor son was driving at the time of the accident. (PTI)

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FIR lodged against the builder

Soon after the accident, an FIR was lodged against the builder by Pune Police for giving his minor son a car despite knowing he didn’t have a proper driver’s licence. The builder bought the car in March of this year, and it was running without a license plate. He is also accused of letting his minor son party despite knowing his habit of alcohol consumption.

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The arrest

According to the officials, the builder made several attempts to evade arrest. He reportedly sent a car to Mumbai to mislead the cop. Ultimately, after a 24-hour-long chase, the cops were able to arrest him from Sambhajinagar.

“The builder after changing a few locations went to Kolhapur, and then moved to Samhajinagar while at the same time tried to send another car in Mumbai’s direction to mislead the police,” Pune police commissioner Amitesh Kumar told HT.

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What are the charges against the builder?

He is booked under two sections of the Juvenile Justice Act for “failing to carry out his duties as a guardian”. He is also charged under the Motor Vehicles Act.

On Wednesday, a sessions court in Pune sent him to police custody till May 24.

The victims have been identified as Anis Awadhiya and Ashwini Costa. Both 24-year-olds were engineers who were returning from a get-together when the speeding car hit their bike, causing their deaths.

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