Pradyuman Murder Case : CBI probes possible goofup by Gurugram police


Facing heat over shoddy probe into the Ryan schoolboy murder case, Gurgaon police has initiated an internal enquiry to ascertain the reasons for goof up by the police officials responsible for the probe into the sensational incident.

Kumar's counsel Mohit Verma said his client had been framed and that he would file defamation cases against the Gurgaon police and the school management "once the CBI files the chargesheet". "The city police had investigated this case for only 14 days before it was transferred to CBI on September 22", a senior police official said.

The team had also pointed to its systematic investigation, including repeated reviews and analysis of the CCTV footage, and questioning of over 150 people in school. The investigation agency has however not yet confirmed about the interrogation.

The CBI has said that there was no evidence against Kumar so far. "We're not alleging anything as yet, but we're definitely curious about how investigating officials missed or misinterpreted these", an officer told TOI.

Bus conductor Ashok Kumar'a bail application is stated to be heard on Thursday.

The SIT's claims fell flat after the CBI, based on its probe for over two months, arrested key witness - a Class XI student - as the alleged murderer. After thorough investigation, the CBI detained the boy and claimed that he had murdered Pradyuman to get school exams postponed.

Multiple sources also told HT that the boy had searched the internet for types of poisons and methods to remove fingerprints from a knife that he had allegedly purchased from a shop in Sohna.

Earlier, the CBI produced the accused, who is a minor, before the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) and demanded his six-day custody.

The Class XI boy, who had confessed to the killing of the sever-year-old Pradyuman Thakur in Gurugram Ryan International School's washroom, has retracted his statement saying the CBI had beaten him and forced him to say that he had murdered Pradyuman on September 8.