Pune Police Hold Parents of Vehicle Vandalism-Accused Children Accountable; Issue Stern Warning


Pune: A spate of vehicle vandalism incidents has plagued Pune city, with the perpetrators identified as minors, prompting Pune Police to take decisive action. In a significant move, the police have opted to file cases against the parents of these minors, holding them accountable for their children’s destructive actions. The latest crackdown saw cases registered against the parents of nine minors involved in vandalising vehicles within the Parvati police station limits. Additionally, a blacksmith accused of supplying weapons to the minors has been apprehended.

The incident, which unfolded on Monday (18th) near Dandekar Bridge in the Nav Maharashtra area, involved the vandalism of multiple motorcycles by a group arriving on three two-wheelers. Subsequently, a case was registered under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), including 427, 34, 143, 147, 148, and 149, along with sections of the Motor Traffic Act, Arms Act, and Maharashtra Police Act at the Parvati Police Station.

Upon investigation, it was revealed that the vandalism was orchestrated by nine minors, prompting swift action from law enforcement. Notably, blacksmith Bhavesh Deepak Chavan (21), residing in Ravivar Peth, Pune, was arrested for supplying weapons to the minors.

Legal action has been initiated against the accused minors and their guardians for permitting the use of bikes by minors without proper licensing. Additionally, the police have confiscated the motorcycles utilised in the commission of the crime.

Senior Police Inspector Nand Kumar Gaikwad has issued a stern warning, emphasizing that stringent legal action will be taken against any minor found involved in vandalism, along with their accomplices and parents.

The successful crackdown was orchestrated by a dedicated investigation team led by Police Sub-Inspector Sachin Pawar, with the support of Police Constables Kundan Shinde, Prakash Margaje, Anis Tamboli, Surya Jadhav, Dayanand Telange-Patil, Saddam Shaikh, Amol Dabde, Amit Chive, Purushottam Gunla, and Akshay Khanna, under the guidance of Additional Commissioner of Police Western Regional Division Pravin Patil, Deputy Commissioner of Police Circle 3 Sambhaji Kadam, and Senior Police Inspector Nandkumar Gaikwad.

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