Gurugram Schoolboy Murder: SC seeks CBI’s Reply on Bail Plea

The petitioner moved the top court challenging the 28 April order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, which had adjourned his plea to 27 July.

The petitioner contended that the High Court had adjourned the case without appreciating the urgency of the matter, which is ‘utter violation’ of the right to life in the backdrop of the existing pandemic situation.

The juvenile submitted that he has already been in the observation home for nearly three years and six months, where 25 out of the 200 inmates had tested positive for COVID-19 in May.

The plea cited that the CBI had filed a chargesheet on 5 February 2018, along with the citing of 127 witnesses, and the investigation in the matter is already over.

The victim’s body, with his throat slit, was found in the washroom of the school.

The plea argued that the November 2018 order of the top court had directed maintaining status quo on the issue, and therefore there is no likelihood of the trial to be taken up soon.

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