Haryana Home Secy recommends Centre to transfer Ryan murder case to CBI

ANI | Updated: Sep 19, 2017 15:26 IST

Gurugram (Haryana) [India], September 19 (ANI): The Haryana Government on Tuesday recommended the Centre to transfer the case of the murder of seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for further investigation, hours after it was revealed that probe agency was not contacted in this regard.

Haryana Home Secretary S.S. Prasad confirmed to ANI that the recommendation was indeed made to the government of India.

"The Haryana Government has recommended Government of India to transfer the case of Pradyuman Thakur to the CBI for further investigation," Prasad said.

In this regard, he also wrote a letter to the CBI to initiate the investigation.

Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar had promised a CBI investigation into the murder a week ago. However, the CBI, earlier in the day, stated that it did not receive any notification from the Haryana Government to take up the investigation.

Meanwhile, the school, which opened on Monday -- 10 days after the murder of Pradyuman - has been shut down again for a week.

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has declined the hearing of anticipatory bail application of Ryan Pinto, Grace Pinto and Francis Pinto - owners of the Ryan International Group.

On September 8, seven-year-old Pradyuman was found dead inside the toilet of the Ryan International School, Gurugram, with his throat slit.

Following the incident, school's bus conductor was convicted of the crime, but the case took a complicated turn after family of the accused claimed that he was being wrongly framed and that the school authorities were trying to mislead.

Various campuses of the school were closed for a few days, following the furore that erupted after parents took to streets in a bid to protest against the lack of security for children inside the school premises. (ANI)

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