CBI takes custody of bus conductor, two others arrested in Ryan International student Pradyuman's murder case

The CBI had sought custody of school bus conductor Ashok Kumar, regional head of the group Francis Thomas and HR head Jeyus Thomas from the court.

Published: 23rd September 2017 04:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th September 2017 07:39 AM   |  A+A-

Police outside the Ryan International School in Gurugram where Pradhuman was found dead. (File | PTI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: A day after registering a case into the murder of a student, Pradhuman Thakur, at Gurgaon’s Ryan International School, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday took custody of the three accused, who were earlier arrested by the Haryana Police.

The CBI had sought custody of Ashok Kumar, who worked as a cleaner in one of the school buses, Francis Thomas regional head of the Ryan Group and Jeyus Thomas, and human resources head, from the court.
“On the request of the CBI, in an ongoing investigation of a case related to the alleged murder of a student in a school at Gurugram, the Competent Court has on Saturday remanded three accused to the police custody, who were earlier arrested by the Haryana Police,” an agency spokesperson said.  

While Ashok Kumar has been remanded to the CBI custody for one day (till Sunday), Francis Thomas and Jeyus Thomas were remanded till September 25. Meanwhile, a team of CBI officials reached Ryan Iternational school on Saturday to gather evidence and make an attempt to recreate the events of the day Pradhuman was killed.

The CBI on Friday re-registered the case, originally lodged by the Gurugram police and took over the probe following a reference from the Haryana Government and a subsequent notification from the Centre.
The Gurugram police had registered a case under Section 302 (murder) and Section 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and relevant Sections of the Arms Act, Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and Juvenile Justice Act. 

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