Pradyuman murder: Suspect's father files plea against CBI custody of son

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Dec 02, 2017, 09:32 AM IST

Pradyuman was found in a pool of blood with his throat slit inside the school. Photograph:(PTI)

The father of the 16-year-old juvenile suspect in the Ryan murder case on Friday filed a plea against the CBI for his son's three-day custody given by the Juvenile Justice Board 

The petition stated that the board "erroneously and illegally" granted remand to the CBI and every other action taken by the agency pursuant to the legal order be established null and void.   

Reports also mentioned that the suspect's father is furious as the provisions of section 10 of Juvenile Justice Act 2015 have been breached and hence, decided to move the plea against the November 8 order to the CBI. 

The petition mentions how the suspect never had any previous criminal history and how he was beaten up, manhandled and forced to confess a crime under the influence by the investigators. 

Th section 10 of Juvenile Justice Act 2015 clearly bans and prohibits that the juvenile in conflict with the law under no circumstances can be put in jail and further the juvenile justice board has no authority to grant remand to the investigating officials of a juvenile, reports said. 

Moreover, the Supreme Court on Friday adjourned the hearing on cancellation of bail granted to Pinto family on Monday.

The High Court had, on November 21, granted an anticipatory bail to the Pinto family, in connection with the case.