Teen Accused’s Grandfather Arrested, Slapped With ‘Kidnapping’ Charge

Teen Accused’s Grandfather Arrested, Slapped With ‘Kidnapping’ Charge

Pune Police on Saturday arrested Surendra Agarwal, grandfather of the accused teen in the Pune Porsche crash. According to sources, the driver employed by the family made a complaint after which Surendra was charged with kidnapping. The development comes after the accused’s father Vishal Agarwal was sent to a 14-day judicial custody. 

The accused’s grandfather who was arrested for “wrongful confinement” was booked under Sections 365 and 366 of the Indian Penal Code.   

As per reports, the grandfather of the accused had alleged links with the underworld and took help of Chota Rajan in a property dispute with his brothers a few years ago. The Central Bureau of Investigation had stated in its application that Surendra Agarwal took the help of Chota Rajan in 2009 to kill the then coporator, Ajay Bhosle. 

Reacting to the report, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that “action will be taken on everything.” 

On Friday, Pune top cop Amitesh Kumar said that an attempt was made by the family to establish that the the 17-year-old was not driving the sports car which knocked down two IT professionals, who were killed on the spot. The police commissioner also said that the driver employed by his family even tried to take the responsibility for the act. 

Speaking to reporters, Kumar said there were enough evidence showing that the teenager was driving the car, police commissioner Amitesh Kumar told reporters.

“We have the CCTV footage of him (juvenile) drinking liquor in the pub…..He was fully in his senses, he had full knowledge that due to his conduct, such an accident, where IPC section 304 is applicable, can happen,” Kumar said. Section 304 deals with culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

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