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Pradyuman murder case: Court reserves order on conductor’s bail plea

Statesman News Service | Gurugram |

The bail plea of bus conductor Ashok Kumar, who was initially accused of murdering seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur, a student of Ryan International School in Gurugram, was heard by a local court on Monday. The court has reserved its order till Tuesday.

According to Mohit Verma, counsel for Kumar, the CBI has not been able to present any evidence against Ashok. “DNA has not matched with the blood sample of the killer’s blood which was found on Pradyuman’s clothes,” said Verma.

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday submitted the DNA report in the court. It stated that Kumar’s blood sample does not match the blood sample of the killer’s blood which was found on Pradyuman’s clothes.

In court, the CBI said as the investigation was still in progress, nobody has been given a clean chit. The CBI had on Thursday opposed the bail plea of the bus conductor. The agency had arrested a 16-year-old Class XI student of the same school for Pradyuman’s murder earlier this month. The CBI had initially indicated that there was no evidence against Kumar, who was arrested by the Gurugram police.

The court heard arguments from both sides and reserved its order until 3 p.m. on Tuesday.

Kumar was arrested in September in connection with the murder of Pradyuman, who was found with his throat slit near the school’s washroom.

The Gurugram police had claimed to possess clinching evidence to connect the conductor with the crime though and the victim’s family expressed doubts. Later, the case was transferred to the CBI.