7-year-old schoolboy's murder: Bail denied to accused

Feb 06, 2018, 09:35 IST | Agencies

A sessions court yesterday rejected the bail plea of a 16-year-old student, accused of killing a seven-year-old boy at a private school in Bhondsi here

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A sessions court yesterday rejected the bail plea of a 16-year-old student, accused of killing a seven-year-old boy at a private school in Bhondsi here. Additional Sessions Judge Jasbir Singh Kundu dismissed the plea of the accused saying the stage was not fit for granting bail. The bail application came on the day when the CBI filed a charge sheet in the case of murder of the seven-year-old boy on September 8 last year.

The juvenile accused, who had been given an imaginary name, Bholu, contended in his plea that he deserved the benefit of statutory bail on the ground that the CBI has failed to conclude its investigation within the prescribed limit of 60 days. "The applicant-juvenile deserves to be given the benefit of compulsive/statutory bail as the CBI has failed to conclude its investigation within the statutory limitation of 60 days.

"The prescribed period of 60 days has expired long back but the agency has failed to furnish the charge sheet in the court till date and thus the juvenile delinquent has become entitled for bail," the plea said adding, he was willing to furnish the requisite bail bonds. The submission was opposed by advocate Sushil Tekriwal, appearing for the seven-year old victim, saying the application was devoid of any merit.

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