Following CM’s direction, Gurgaon police recommends transfer of Ryan murder case to CBI
There has been a groundswell of support for the transfer of the Ryan case to the CBIgurgaon Updated: Sep 16, 2017 22:18 IST
Following the announcement by Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar that the murder of an 8-year old school boy at Ryan International School, Bhondsi will be probed by the CBI, the Gurgaon police on Friday evening sent a letter to the state government, and the police chief recommending that the matter be transferred to the central investigating agency.
The Gurgaon police said that the parents of the victim have been demanding a CBI probe from the start and there has been a lot of public support for the same. There have also been a number of protests leading to law and order problems in the city, and it was seen as an imperative in the interest of justice that the investigation is carried out by the CBI.
On Friday, the CM, after meeting the parents of the victim, had announced that Ryan murder case would be investigated by the CBI. On Monday, the boy’s father approached the Supreme Court demanding a CBI inquiry into the case. He claimed the murder appeared to be pre-meditated.
The father, however, also expressed satisfaction on the work done by the Special Investigation Team of the police, which had arrested 42-year old Ashok Kumar for the murder on September 8.
While recommending the case to the CBI, the Gurgaon police has also said that this case could have a major impact on education across the country as the incident highlighted glaring security loopholes in schools.
As required by the CBI, the state government has also agreed to provide resources, logistics and manpower to the central agency for conducting the probe. The case registered under FIR 250 at Bhondsi police station has also been notified by the state authorities so that it can be investigated by the central agency across Haryana as required by law.
Meanwhile, Ryan official Francis Thomas, who was in police custody, was produced in Sohna court on Saturday and was remanded in judicial custody. He, along with another accused Jayesh Thomas, would now be produced at Gurgaon special court on September 18.
Murder accused Ashok Kumar will also be produced in the same court on Monday.
First Published: Sep 16, 2017 22:17 IST