Pune Porsche accident: 2 cops suspended for dereliction of duty

An inspector and assistant police inspector were suspended

PTI05_21_2024_000177B The Porsche car, driven by the 17-year-old, found without number plate, in Pune | PTI

Following the outrage over alleged lapses by the police after the Pune Porsche crash incident, an inspector and an assistant police inspector have been suspended. The case has also been transferred to the Pune Police Crime Branch. 

The two police officers suspended were Rahul Jagdale and Vishwanath Todkari. Action was taken against them for not informing their superiors, who were in charge during the night of the accident. The cops were attached to the Yerwada police station, where the teenager was taken after the accident. 

Two techies were killed in the early hours of May 19 when a Porsche car hit them. A 17-year-old juvenile, who drove the car was taken into custody over the incident. The accident case was registered at the Yerwada police station following the car crash in the Kalyani Nagar area of the city. 

Pune police commissioner Amitesh Kumar had said earlier in the day that an internal inquiry pointed to lapses on the part of police officials while registering the case. He said there was a delay in collecting the blood samples of the juvenile, who had allegedly consumed alcohol before the accident. 

While the accident took place around 3 am on Sunday, the blood samples were collected at 11 pm, the commissioner said.

Along with IPC 304 (A) (death caused by negligence), section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder was also added. 

Meanwhile, Vishal Agarwal, the father of the juvenile was sent to judicial custody till June 7 on Friday. He was arrested on May 21. 


Join our WhatsApp Channel to get the latest news, exclusives and videos on WhatsApp