Bombay HC Petition Challenges Detention of Minor in Pune Porsche Crash Case

GG News Bureau
Mumbai, 15th June. 
The paternal aunt of the minor accused in the high-profile Pune Porsche car crash case has filed a petition in the Bombay High Court, alleging the teenager’s detention is “illegal” and demanding his immediate release. The minor is currently held at an observation home in Pune.

The habeas corpus petition, filed on June 10, argues that the Pune Police have shown “blatant disregard” for the rule of law and “abused the process” by detaining the boy. The petition asserts that the remand order issued by the Juvenile Justice Board, Pune, violates the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015, resulting in the minor’s “illegal detention.”

A habeas corpus petition seeks to have an arrested person brought before a court to determine the legality of the detention. The petitioner’s plea describes the treatment of the minor and his family as illegal and demands the boy’s release into her custody.

“It is alleged that the CCL (Child in Conflict with Law) was driving under the influence of alcohol when the accident occurred,” the petition states. “Despite the perception of this unfortunate incident, it was an accident, and the person said to be driving was a minor.”

The petition further highlights that the charges listed in the First Information Report (FIR) filed by the Pune Police, including sections 304A, 279, 337, 338, 427 of the Indian Penal Code, and sections of the Motor Vehicle Act, are all bailable offences.

The case was heard on Friday by a division bench of Justices Bharati Dangre and Manjusha Deshpande, marking a critical juncture in the legal proceedings surrounding the controversial incident. The decision of this hearing could set a precedent for how juvenile justice is administered in cases involving serious vehicular accidents.

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