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PUNE: Builder’s Minor Son Vedant Agarwal Granted Bail Within 15 Hours After Fatal Drunk Driving Accident

Pune: Son of renowned builder Vishal Agarwal of Bramha Realty, Vedant Agarwal has been granted bail within 15 hours after being involved in a horrific car accident that left two people dead and a number of bystanders injured.

Minor Vedant Agarwal

Vedant Agarwal, who is a minor, rammed his car into pedestrians, leading to the tragic death of two persons, Anis Awadhiya and Ashwini Koshta, near Landmark Society in Kalyani Nagar. Vedant was accompanied by his driver and two friends when the accident happened.

Vedant Agarwal’s lawyer said, “My client, Vedant Agarwal, was apprehended in connection with an incident registered at Yerwada police station. The Honorable Court exhibited leniency by granting my client bail under specific conditions. We maintain complete confidence in the ongoing investigation and pledge to extend our full cooperation to the law enforcement agencies. It is incumbent upon my client to adhere to the stringent conditions set forth by the Honorable Court. We remain committed to attending all legal proceedings and await the outcome of the investigation.”

Pune Police, in its investigation, found that a minor named Vedant, 17 years and eight months old, had attended two gatherings at two restaurants and bars located in Koregaon Park. The horrific incident happened at 3 a.m. on Sunday.

Vedant had insisted on driving the vehicle despite not having a valid driving license and was accompanied by a driver. Authorities are also investigating if the bar served alcoholic drinks to a minor. The incident has thrown up many awkward questions.

The minor, who has just cleared the 12th-grade examinations from a CBSE board school, was celebrating his academic success with his friends.

The father of the minor had recently purchased a brand-new Porsche car, which had not yet undergone registration with the RTO and therefore lacked a license plate.

The minor insisted on taking the car to the venue of the celebrations and then driving back post the party. However, this ended in tragedy when the minor lost control of the vehicle near Landmark Society on Kalyani Nagar – Airport Road and ended up colliding with the motorcycle ridden by Anis Awadhiya and Ashwini Koshta.

The Pune police had registered a case against the minor under various sections of the IPC, including sections under the Motor Vehicles Act.

The complaint was lodged by Aqib Ramzan Mulla, a 24-year-old resident of Chandannagar and native of Solapur.

Father to be Arrested: Pune Police

Pune Police have also said that the father of the minor will be prosecuted for allowing his minor son to drive a vehicle, which resulted in the tragic death of two persons.

The Police said, “In light of the accident, the father of the accused and the bar that served alcohol to the accused are being pursued under Sections 75 and 77 of the Juvenile Justice Act.”

Vedant Agarwal has been taken into custody by the Yerwada Police Station and produced before a holiday magistrate court, which subsequently granted him bail.

UPDATE, 21 May 2024 (10:41 AM): In the latest development, Vedant’s blood samples which were taken to test the levels of alcohol, have come out negative.

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