NEW DELHI: A Gurgaon district court on Tuesday granted bail to Ashok Kumar, the bus conductor accused in Pradyuman Thakur murder case. The bail was granted with a security bond of `50,000.
Ashok was arrested by Gurgaon district court police on September 8 after he confessed of murdering the seven-year-old student of Ryan International School, Gurgaon.
However, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) later claimed that a class 11 student was behind the murder, and not Ashok.
Despite the bail, the CBI is not ruling out his involvement in the murder. The court has also has asked Ashok to cooperate with the CBI as per requirement and to inform the police before leaving the city.
“The bail was granted under Article 21 of the Constitution. There were lot of differences between findings of CBI and Haryana Police. We were given benefit of doubt. We will decide whether we can file a defamation case against the Gurugram police in few days,” Ashok’s lawyer Anil Kumar told the media.
Meanwhile, Pradyuman’s family lawyer Sushil Tekriwal said, “Pradyuman’s father will continue this fight till justice is served. We have complete trust on law. Haryana Police has tried to shield the real culprit and botch up the entire probe.”
Hailing the court’s order, Ashok’s father said, “We are really happy that Ashok has been granted bail.”
Pradhuman was found with his throat slit in the toilet of the school in Gurgaon, on September 8.