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Who is Vishal Agrawal father of underage kid killed two with his Porsche?

An incident that has sparked widespread outrage and raised questions about the accountability of the affluent, Vedant Agarwal, the 17-year-old son of prominent builder Vishal Agarwal, has been accused of causing a fatal accident in Kalyani Nagar, Pune.

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Who is Vishal Agrawal father of underage kid killed two with his Porsche

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In a shocking incident that has sparked outrage and raised questions about the affluent's accountability before the law, Vedant Agarwal, the 17-year-old son of prominent builder Vishal Agarwal, stands accused of causing a fatal accident that claimed the lives of two individuals in Kalyani Nagar, Pune.

Now, The Pune Police have arrested Vishal Agrawal, the father of a 17-year-old boy who was involved in a fatal accident, from Maharashtra's Aurangabad. The arrest was made based on a case registered against him on Monday. Vishal Agrawal, a real estate developer, had been on the run, prompting the Pune Police to form several teams for further investigation. He was apprehended early on Tuesday morning from the Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar area.

The incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday when Vedant, reportedly under the influence of alcohol after leaving a pub, lost control of his high-end Porsche vehicle while driving at an excessive speed. The luxury car collided with multiple vehicles, including motorcycles ridden by Anis Avlia and Ashwini Kosta, who tragically lost their lives on the spot.

An FIR was registered at the Yerawada Police Station following a complaint by Ekib Ramzan Mulla, a friend of the deceased victims. Vedant, the scion of the affluent Agarwal family, was initially arrested but granted bail within a mere 15 hours, a decision that has raised eyebrows and sparked widespread criticism.

Who is Vishal Agarwal?

Vishal Agarwal is a well-known builder who hails from Pune, India. His company Brahma Realty is a stand-alone property management firm that works in India's financial hub Pune. It was founded in 2007. They provide a wide range of property management services, catering to the needs of Indian citizens as well as NRIs (non-resident Indians), including buying, renting, selling, and reselling properties.

Vishal Agarwal, the father of the accused and the owner of Brahma Realty and Infrastructure, a prominent real estate firm, hired celebrated lawyer Prashant Patil to represent his son. Patil informed the media that Vedant was arrested by the Yerawada police station, and the "honourable judge was kind enough" to grant him bail under certain conditions, which Vedant is duty-bound to follow.

The bail conditions imposed by the Juvenile Justice Board have further fueled the controversy. Vedant, who was reportedly exiting a posh club in Pune at 2.30 AM, has been directed to work with a traffic police official for two weeks and attend psychiatric counseling sessions. Additionally, he has been tasked with writing a 300-word essay on road accidents and creating traffic awareness boards.

The speedy bail and the lenient bail conditions have stirred intense discussions on social media, with many questioning whether the law is more lenient for the affluent. Reports suggest that Vedant is 17 years and 8 months old, further complicating the legal implications of the case.

Vishal Agarwal, Vedant's father, and the owner of the bar that served alcohol to the underage Vedant have also been booked by the Yerawada police. Vedant has been charged with rash and negligent driving, causing harm by endangering life or personal safety under IPC sections 304A, 279, 337, 338, and 427, along with relevant sections of the Maharashtra Motor Vehicle Act, according to the Deputy Commissioner of Police.

Vishal Agarwal and the bar owner face charges under Sections 75 and 77 of the Juvenile Justice Act for serving alcohol to a minor, as stated by the Pune city police.

Accident footage sparks legal debate

CCTV footage surfaced online showing people thrashing a teenager at the scene of an accident, and another video showed the accused minor and his friends drinking in a bar before the incident. An eyewitness told India Today that three people were in the Porsche, but one fled the scene after the crash.

The eyewitness alleged all three occupants were drunk. The accused teenager's lawyer, Prashant Patil, stated that they are following legal procedures and the investigating agencies have done their work, adding that the accused is entitled to bail and they will argue based on legal merits. Pune Police Commissioner Amitesh Kumar mentioned that they are investigating the absence of a number plate on the car and how long a temporary number plate had been used.

Akhilesh Awadhiya, the uncle of one of the victims, criticized the Maharashtra Police for their inaction, calling the bail conditions for the accused teenager ridiculous and describing him as a "human bomb." Awadhiya argued that, according to the new act, the punishment should be seven years and that the bail conditions were too lenient. He expressed frustration that the teenager, who was driving a car worth Rs 3 crore, was released due to his status as the son of a business tycoon.

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