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Pune Porsche crash: Probe panel finds lapses, misconduct in granting bail to accused minor by Juvenile Justice Board | India News

NEW DELHI: A committee formed to investigate the conduct of two Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) members in relation to the bail granted to a minor accused in the Pune Porsche crash case has identified “procedural lapses,” “misconduct,” and “non-compliance with norms,” a senior official said on Saturday.
“The five-member committee submitted its report on Friday to the Women and Child Development (WCD) department commissioner.Following the report’s receipt, the WCD department has issued notices to the two JJB members who were appointed by the department,” the official informed under anonymity, reported PTI.
“The report highlighted glaring lapses and mistakes in the bail order issued by a single JJB member on May 19. Although the bail order was initially issued by one member, the second member provided consent the following day. Misconduct and non-compliance with norms were identified on the part of both members, and they have been informed accordingly,” the official further said.
The incident in question occurred on May 19, when two IT professionals were tragically killed in Kalyani Nagar, Pune, after their motorcycle was struck by a speeding Porsche allegedly driven by a drunk minor. The case drew national outrage when the JJB granted bail to the accused under what many considered excessively lenient terms, including the requirement to write a 300-word essay on road safety.
The committee, appointed by the WCD department, recorded statements from the two JJB members as part of its investigation. The JJB typically consists of two members appointed by the WCD department and one member from the judiciary. The committee’s investigation focused on the conduct of the state-appointed members.
WCD commissioner Dr Prashant Narnavare confirmed the submission of the committee’s report and said that show cause notices had been issued to both JJB members. The members have been instructed to provide their responses within the next four to five days, he added.

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