Mumbai, July 11: Months after a minor allegedly killed two software engineers while driving a Porsche intoxicated, Pune Police have introduced a stringent policy for drink-and-drive cases, potentially leading to the permanent cancellation of driving licenses for repeat offenders.

The policy follows a tragic incident on May 19, when a 17-year-old, allegedly driving a Porsche at high speed while intoxicated, crashed into a bike, killing two software engineers, Aneesh Awadhiya and Ashwini Koshta, in Kalyani Nagar. The juvenile was initially granted bail by the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) but was later taken into custody and remanded to an observation home following a police appeal. On June 25, the Bombay High Court granted bail to the juvenile, ordering his release from the observation home. Pune Porsche Car Crash: Accused Agarwals Confined, Lured and Threatened Family Driver To Take Accident 'Blame', Reveal Probe Details.

Pune Police to Revoke Licenses for Drunk Driving

Under the new policy, if a driver is found under the influence of alcohol, their driving license will be revoked for three months for the first offence. A second offence will result in a six-month cancellation; a third offence will lead to permanent cancellation. In the past six months, 1,684 people in Pune have been booked for drunk driving.

In Mumbai, a woman was killed in a hit-and-run involving a BMW allegedly driven by Mihir Shah, the son of a Shinde Sena leader, on July 7. The accused, Mihir Shah, was arrested three days after the incident. According to a police official, Mihir Shah was arrested near Mumbai. Mihir, 24, who managed to evade the police since Sunday morning, was arrested from Virar near Mumbai, a senior police official said. Mumbai BMW Hit-and-Run Case: Mihir Shah Admits He Was Driving BMW Car at Time of Accident, Say Police.

Mihir Shah was allegedly driving the BMW car, which fatally knocked down Kaveri Nakhwa (45) and injured her husband Pradeep while the couple was on their two-wheeler in Mumbai’s Worli on the morning of July 7. The 24-year-old accused, who is in police custody till July 16, has claimed he possesses a driving licence, but the document was yet to be recovered, he said. So far, the statements of 14 persons, including Mihir Shah’s mother, sisters and friends, have been recorded.

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