Pradhuman killing: CBI took over probe before SIT could

  • Pradhuman killing: CBI took over probe before SIT could

Pradhuman killing: CBI took over probe before SIT could

The Class 11 student, who was apprehended by the CBI on Tuesday night is being kept at Sewa Kutir in Kingsway Camp, from where he was brought to the CBI headquarters here at 10.45 am for questioning, the sources said.

CBI spokesperson Abhishek Dayal said, "The student was apprehended after thorough investigation based on scientific evidences including inspection of crime scene, forensic analysis of CCTV and call records".

ANI accessed the CBI remand copy, which it submitted before the Juvenile Justice Board on Wednesday.

He explained that according to the law a minor can be produced before the juvenile court and later treated as an adult after his age is proved but its very hard to produce a teenager before an adult court and later treat him as juvenile. During questioning it was revealed that the teen was the first person to inform the gardener about Pradyuman's body in the toilet, according to a report in NDTV.

The 16-year-old suspect, he said, must now be tried as an adult. The Bombay High Court had rejected their transit anticipatory bail plea but granted them interim protection from arrest for a day to enable them to approach the Punjab and Haryana High Court. CBI will release a statement regarding it with more details soon. The muddle in the Aarushi-Hemraj murder case probe is a telling example of how both the local police and the CBI can botch up the investigation and lead to unfair incarceration. Sources said the Class XI student was detained earlier on Monday.

The Class 11 suspect is also from the same school and is said to have murdered Pradhuman in a bid to create a situation whereby the upcoming examinations would get postponed.

The probe agency also told the juvenile court that the juvenile's father was informed about his son's arrest.

Pradyuman's father Varun Thakur said from day one he was not convinced with the theory of the Gurugram Police. The parents of the victim - from the time their child was killed - had always believed it was not the conductor who had murdered the child. The CBI is now doing its job.

The arrested student's father said that his son had not committed the murder. The conductor had even confessed to committing the crime.