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CBI mulls contesting home dept’s prosecution sanction order in schoolboy murder case : The Tribune India

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, March 20

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday informed CBI Special Magistrate, Haryana, that it was “considering challenging” a Home Department’s order of denying prosecution sanction against four police personnel for implicating a school bus conductor in the alleged murder of the seven-year-old boy in Gurguram back in 2017. 

CBI counsel Amit Jindal told the CBI court in Panchkula, that “their file for challenging the sanction order of Rajeev Arora, Additional Chief Secretary, Home, is under process, and suitable time be given to them”.

The victim’s father had approached the High Court against the denial of prosecution sanction.

The CBI court posted the matter for July 28.

The CBI, in its charge sheet, has blamed DSP Birem Singh— the then Gurugram ACP—Inspector Narinder Khatana, Inspector Shamsher Singh (then a Sub-inspector), and Exemptee Sub Inspector Subhash Chand for implicating bus conductor, Ashok Kumar, for the murder of a schoolboy. 

But, now the state has refused the prosecution sanction, claiming that there was “no medical evidence” on record to suggest, that the conductor was “tortured”, and added that it was an “error of judgment” on the part of the police personnel.


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