01 October, 2020

Torture As Evidence

Who killed Pradyuman Thakur is important. But more important is that Ashok Kumar, the school bus conductor, is innocent.

Torture As Evidence
outlookindia.com
2017-11-11T11:11:36+05:30

Who killed Pradyuman Thakur is important. But more important is that Ashok Kumar, the school bus conductor, is innocent. The Central Bur­eau of Investigation claims to have cracked the Ryan International School murder. The murderer, according to the CBI, is a class XI student, a juvenile. Now that Kumar’s innocence is ascertained beyond reasonable doubt, the Haryana police should take action against the local police station-in-charge. The government should seize this opportunity to clean up the system. A summary dismissal of the cop who recorded the “confession” of Kumar will make other cops think twice before committing such a heinous crime of fabricating evidence and falsely implicating an innocent in a murder case—all offences under the law. The chief minister or the top cops have not committed any mistake, they were misled by the Bhondsi cops. But if they try to protect these thugs in uniform, who tortured and forced Kumar to incriminate himself, they would be committing a grievous crime, not just against Kumar the bus conductor but against the...

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