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SC grants bail to Gurugram student who allegedly slit junior’s throat over exam

Supreme Court has granted interim bail to Bholu, an accused in Gurugram's famous Prince murder case. He was in judicial custody for the last four and a half years. He has been granted interim bail on the basis of several conditions.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday granted interim bail to Bhalu, an accused in the famous Prince murder case, on the basis of conditions. The accused and his relatives shall not attempt to intimidate or in any way influence the victim’s family or witnesses. Will not even contact and communicate. The interim bail will be canceled as soon as a complaint is received in this regard.

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The Supreme Court has said that the Sessions Court will appoint a person who will keep an eye on the activities of the accused and his family members. He will report from time to time to the Court of Session. Further, the report will reach the Supreme Court through the Court of Session.

Sushil Tekriwal, advocate of the victim’s side, said that the hearing of the appointment of a person to keep a watch on the accused and his family members can be heard in the sessions court on Friday. During the hearing, some conditions can also be fixed by the Sessions Court on its behalf. The accused will be produced during the hearing.

By the way, after the Juvenile Justice Board considered the accused as an adult, the date for hearing in the sessions court is fixed for 31 October. Trial against the accused will start from October 31. It is hoped that the trial will also be completed soon. Let us inform that on September 8, 2017, seven-year-old Prince (name given by the court) was found murdered by slitting his throat in the bathroom of a well-known school on Sohna Road.

A medical examination of the accused had ruled out mental illness, after which a judge had said that the juvenile in conflict with law was mentally capable of committing an offence.

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Trial in the case is scheduled to begin on October 31.

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