EXCLUSIVE: CBI asked to send expert prosecutor for Ryan hearing

By City Spidey
Photo: File pic
Posted: Nov 21, 2017

The additional district and sessions judge of Gurgaon special court, Rajni Yadav, told CBI officials on Monday that the Ryan case needed an expert prosecutor to represent the case.

The special prosecutor could extend the arguments on behalf of the CBI and effectively answer the queries put forth by the court, the judge added.

Yesterday, the case was a replay of the arguments heard on November 16 at the same court. 

During the hearing, the judge seemed sceptical about the CBI’s handling of things. She repeatedly asked the CBI prosecutor to not get angry and to not provide terse, to-the-point answers, since the case needed deeper investigation.

Sushil Tekriwal, lawyer of Pradyuman’s father, Barun Chandra Thakur, said, “The judge also asked why was the CBI prosecutor was getting irritated and angry at the questions being asked. These were important questions related to the sequence of events, DNA samples and matches, circumstances under which the DNA samples were collected and the person who sent the samples.”

The CBI officials, according to Tekriwal, were asked a lot of questions, and they seemed unprepared. “Next time I hope the CBI is better prepared and are thorough with their homework,” he added.

The special court, last Thursday, had adjourned the bail plea hearing for 42-year-old bus conductor Ashok Kumar, one of the prime suspects initially, until November 20.

Kumar was hurriedly arrested by Gurgaon Police for Pradyuman Thakur's murder. However, the CBI, which took over the case investigation, later apprehended a Class XI Commerce student of the same school on November 7, charging him with the murder.

The CBI had ruled out the sexual assault angle, as earlier suspected by Gurgaon Police. 

TAGS: CBI / Gurgaon police / Pradyuman / Sushil Tekriwal / Barun Chandra Thakur / Ashok Kumar / Ryan International