In a shocking turn of events in the Pradyuman Thakur murder case, Sushil K Tekriwal the counsel representing Pradyuman’s family has alleged that the police assaulted him and his wife and threatened them to leave the case.
The incident is said to have taken place at 8:30 PM on Saturday night when Tekriwal had gone out for dinner with his family.
According to a letter written Tekriwal to the Commissioner of Police, the couple had gone for dinner with their 14-year-old son near Hotel Ashoka.
As they were standing in the premise of Hotel Ashoka, three policemen came in a gypsy and started attacking Tekriwal.
“The constable put his gun towards us and Inspector Yadav groped me, attacked me, assaulted me, thrashed me, kicked from inside by butt and boot and I was down on the earth and attempted to kill from the gun.
He screamed that both of us will be killed since we are dealing with Ryan Murder Case/Pradhyumn Case and threatened to leave the case otherwise we will be subjected to dire consequences,” Tekriwal wrote.
He said that even after introducing himself as a Supreme Court lawyer the policemen did not stop.
Meanwhile, Tekriwal asked his wife to take a video of the entire incident. As Dr Mamta Tekriwal was shooting the video, one of the policemen allegedly assaulted her.
Tekriwal also alleged that when they called 100, the PCR took more than 15 minutes to arrive and then refused to file a complaint. He said that the entire incident has been recorded on the CCTV.
Sushil Tekriwal identified one of the police officers as Sanjiv Kumar Yadav from the name plate on his uniform.
The Delhi Police has issued a statement stating that Sushil Tekriwal was breaching the area during VVIP movement and when he was asked to wait for a few minutes he misbehaved with the police.
According to the police, “the advocate further threatened to sue the inspector. The woman also misbehaved in continuation. They also tried to scare by shooting video on mobile phone. Police was just performing its mandated duties”.
Pradhyumn Thakur was found murdered in the washroom of Ryan International School in Gurugram on September 8 following which a bus conductor, Ashok was arrested.
A month later, aClass 11 student was detained for the murder and the bus conductor was released after investigation by the CBI.>