Hit-and-run fugitive Puneet’s father says Oz prisons not safe for Indians

Sydney, Dec. 09: India-born hit-and-run fugitive Puneet Puneet’s father has said he is not going to fight his son’s extradition to Australia as he felt that Indians are not safe in Oz prisons.

Puneet was captured in India last week after being on a running spree for more than four years with 100,000 dollars reward on his head.

Puneet’s father Naresh Rawel said his son is not an accused, instead he is a victim, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

He was convicted for killing a 19-year old Melbourne girl and injuring another 20-year old for driving at a speed of 150 kilometer per hour with a blood alcohol reading of 0.165.

Puneet was charged with culpable driving and negligently causing serious injury.

Puneet’s father said that he does not have the capacity and resources to fight his son’s case either in India or in Australia.

The 24-year old will be presented in court this week to begin his extradition hearing, the report added. (ANI)