Pune Porsche Case: Revisiting 5 Similar Cases

Salman Khan Case

    In 2002, Bollywood actor Salman Khan was involved in a hit-and-run incident in Mumbai, resulting in one death and four injuries. Initially, Khan was acquitted in 2015, but the Bombay High Court overturned the decision and sentenced him to five years in prison. He was granted bail shortly after, and the case is still a point of legal contention​​.

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Nanda BMW Case

    In 1999, Sanjeev Nanda, a Delhi-based businessman, drove his BMW into a group of people, killing six. After a lengthy legal battle, he was sentenced to five years in prison in 2008. However, his sentence was reduced to two years by the Supreme Court on account of good behavior and time already served​​.

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Pune Porsche Case

    On 18 May 2024, a minor driving a high-end Porsche car caused an accident that resulted in the deaths of two people. The leniency shown in the minor’s punishment has sparked controversy, speeding Porsche collided with a motorcycle carrying a young couple. The impact was fatal, leaving behind a trail of grief and unanswered questions.

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Ambani Case

    On December 8, an Aston Martin registered to the Mukesh Ambani owned Reliance Ports under number MH 01 BK 99. The car banged into an Audi being driven by a Ghatkopar resident called Foram Ruparel. The Aston Martin in the also hit a Hyundai Elantra, owned by Vikram Mishra, however the case was never proven.

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Alistair Pereira Case

    In 2006, Alistair Pereira drove his car over sleeping laborers in Mumbai, killing seven. Initially sentenced to six months, the sentence was later increased to three years by the Bombay High Court. He was released on bail after serving less than half the term due to good behavior and legal provisions​.

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Bina Ramani Case

    In 1999, Bina Ramani, a Delhi socialite, was involved in the Jessica Lal murder case where her restaurant was the crime scene. Although not directly related to a road accident, her influence and connections allowed her to evade severe legal consequences for years before finally being convicted of tampering with evidence​​.

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