Gurugram, Jan 6: The Sessions Court on Saturday reserved its order on the bail plea of Pradyuman Thakur murder case accused. Next hearing on the matter will be held on January 8. The bail application was filed by the accused’s lawyers last month. (ALSO READ – Lawyer of Aarushi Talwar’s Parents to Defend Accused in Pradyuman Murder Case) Also Read - Unlock I: Delhi-Gurgaon Border Opens For Commuters; Movement For Noida, Ghaziabad Still Sealed
The judicial custody of 16-year-old accused of killing class II boy Thakur inside the ground floor bathroom of Ryan International School, Bhondsi, in September, was extended till January 17 on Thursday. Confirming this, Sushil Tekriwal, counsel for Pradyuman’s father Barun Thakur, said, “The accused will continue to be lodged at the observation home in Faridabad during this period.” (ALSO READ – Pradyuman Father’s Shocking Claim: Minister Asked me Not to Demand CBI Probe) Also Read - Lockdown in Gurugram: 18 More Areas Added to Containment Zones - Full List Here
Initially, the police had arrested a bus conductor, Ashok, for committing the crime. However, the case was later transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) which found loopholes in the investigation done by the Gurgaon police in the case. Also Read - 'Will Sponsor Her Education in Any Stream': Lok Janshakti Party Offers to Sponsor Education of Bicycle Girl Jyoti Kumari
The CBI, on November 8, had claimed that the Class XI student, who is now the main accused in the case, was the real culprit and committed the crime in a bid to postpone the examinations and a parent teaching meeting.
The matter, at first, was being heard by the Juvenile Justice Board in Gurgaon, however it was transferred to the district and sessions court when the board directed that the teenager be considered an adult in the trial on December 20.