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Gujarat Student, Involved in Fatal Jaguar Crash, Withdraws Bail Plea

Tathya Patel, the college student responsible for a tragic incident in Ahmedabad in July, wherein his speeding Jaguar killed nine people and injured 13, has withdrawn his bail petition in the Gujarat High Court. The court had earlier indicated an unwillingness to grant bail to the 20-year-old accused, who faced charges under Sections 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide) of the Indian Penal Code, as well as the Motor Vehicles Act.

The incident occurred when Patel’s Jaguar collided with a crowd on the ISKCON bridge gathered at an earlier accident site. Patel’s lawyer argued for negligence rather than culpable homicide, emphasizing that Patel was not attempting to flee and was not under the influence of alcohol. The court had previously noted that Patel had been involved in two other road accidents before the fatal incident.