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Pune Porsche Case: Police Charge Juvenile’s Father and Grandfather in Suicide Abetment Case

Pune: In the wake of the May 19 Porsche car crash involving a juvenile, Pune police have charged the father and grandfather of the minor in connection with a separate case of abetment to suicide of a businessman’s son. Three others have also been implicated.

D.S. Kature, a construction business owner from Vadgaon Sheri in Pune, filed a complaint against Vinay Kale. Kature’s son, Shashikant Kature, had borrowed money from Kale for construction purposes. When Shashikant couldn’t repay the loan on time, Kale allegedly compounded the interest and harassed him continuously. This harassment led Shashikant to commit suicide in January, according to authorities.

Kale has been charged under IPC sections 306 (abetment of suicide) and 506 (criminal intimidation) at the Chandannagar police station. During the investigation, the involvement of the juvenile’s father, Vishal Agarwal (a builder), his grandfather, and three others emerged, leading to additional charges under sections 420 (cheating) and 34 (common intention) of the IPC.

The minor’s grandfather is currently detained on suspicions related to the abduction and unlawful detention of their family chauffeur. The chauffeur was allegedly coerced into falsely confessing that he was driving during the fatal accident that killed two IT professionals in Kalyani Nagar. The Porsche car, allegedly driven by the minor, had collided with their two-wheeler.

Vishal Agarwal and his wife are also held by police in a case involving the swapping of the juvenile’s blood samples to manipulate the investigation.

Meanwhile, the grandfather has approached the Bombay High Court through his lawyer, Aashutosh Srivastava, with a writ petition. The petition claims wrongful detention and false implication in the case related to the chauffeur’s alleged abduction and wrongful confinement. According to PTI, the petition argues that the case was initiated without following the proper procedure under section 42A of the CrPC, based solely on accusations made after a five-day delay.

The plea explains that the chauffeur was picked up by the petitioner after his release from the Yerawada police station on May 20, as he was frightened and there was a perceived threat to his life. It was mutually decided that he would stay at the petitioner’s home for safety. The petition calls the chauffeur’s complaint “concocted and bogus” and requests the High Court to order the immediate release of the petitioner and take strict action against the involved police officers.

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