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June 23, 2024 1:30 pm

Pune Porsche car accident: Teen’s grandfather had threatened driver to take blame for accident

Militants kidnap, kill 11 people in Pakistan’s Balochistan province Karachi, April 13 At least 11 people, including nine bus passengers, were killed by unknown militants in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province, authorities said on Saturday. In the first incident, armed men stopped a bus on the highway in Noshki district and kidnapped nine men at gunpoint on Friday, police said. “The bodies of these nine men were later found with bullet wounds in the nearby mountainous areas near a bridge,” one official said. “The bus was going from Quetta to Taftan when armed men stopped it and after identifying passengers took the nine men to the mountainous areas,” he added. In a separate incident a car was fired upon on the same highway in which two passengers were killed and two others injured. Balochistan's Chief Minister Mir Sarfaraz Bugti said that the terrorists involved in the killing of the 11 people on Noshki highway would not be forgiven and hunted down soon. Bugti that the terrorists involved in the attacks would be chased, adding that their aim was to sabotage the peace of Balochistan. Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi also condemned the incident, saying that the government stands with the families of the deceased at this time. “There is no room for such a tragic incident...,” he added. No banned outfit has claimed responsibility for the killings but in recent weeks this year there has been a surge in terror attacks by banned outfits and terrorists in the province in which security forces and installations have also been brazenly targeted. The banned Balochistan Liberation Army has claimed to having carried out three major terror strikes in the province in recent weeks in Mach town, Gwadar port and a naval base in Turbat in which security forces killed some 17 militants.

The 17-year-old rash driver’s grandfather had intimidated the family’s driver and asked him to take the blame of driving the Porsche car. Notably, the accident left two 24-year-old techies dead in Pune.

In his statement to the cops, the 42-year-old had said that soon after the accident took place, he received a call from the teen’s grandfather.

“He initially called me up and shouted at me. Then, he forcibly took me to their house in their car,” the driver stated.

The teen’s father and his grandfather snatched the driver’s phone and confined him to their house. “I was asked to take the entire blame. He told me, ‘If you talk to anyone about this, remember…’,” the driver has now stated.

The grandfather of the teen has been taken into custody for wrongful confinement, abduction and criminal intimidation of the driver.

The teen was said to be driving at 200 km per hour. He was badly inebriated. However, now he has been sent to an observation home till June 5. The teen’s father, a big-time realtor, has been arrested under sections of the Juvenile Justice Act.

Ashwini Kostha and Anish Awadhiya, two engineers were on a motorbike when a Porsche car hit their bike from behind. They died on the spot.

The boy was given bail within a few hours of the accident. The boy was asked to write a 300-word essay on road accidents, told to work with traffic cops for 15 days and seek counselling for his drinking.

Later allegations resurfaced that the family had tried to bypass the legal processes to shield their son. The teen’s grandfather is also an accused in an attempted murder case.

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