Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday rejected the anticipatory bail applications of the owners of Ryan International School. They are facing arrests in connection of the brutal murder of Class 2 student, whose throat was slit in the school toilet in Gurgaon.
Hearing the anticipatory bail petition of Ryan Augustine Pinto, Ryan Augustine Francis Pinto, and Grace Pinto, Justice Inderjit Singh issued a notice to the Haryana government for its reply.
Ryan International group’s CEO Ryan Pinto and his parents Augustine Pinto, the founding chairman, and Grace Pinto, the group’s managing director had approached the High Court last week, seeking anticipatory bail, reported India Today.
The murder boy’s father had opposed Pintos’ bail plea. In the application, Thakur said he is the complainant in the case and the petition of the trustees is “opposed in strongest possible terms and words as the instant case being a rarest of the rare case where a brutal, diabolical, cold blooded, barbarous, demonic, unpardonable, unprovoked, hellish, cruel homicide has taken place on the campus of Ryan International School.”
This came a day after Justice AB Chaudhari recused himself from hearing of the anticipatory bail plea of three trustees of Ryan International School.
On 14 September, the Bombay High Court had rejected the anticipatory bail pleas of the three trustees of Ryan Group in connection with the murder of the boy.
The Pintos, who are based in Mumbai, had approached the Bombay High Court as they had apprehended arrest in the case after the school was accused of negligence in the death of seven-year-old Pradyuman.
Grace Pinto had joined the BJP and was in news in 2015, when she made it mandatory for the teaching staff in her school to join the BJP. Few teachers, who had refused to follow the diktat, had complained of their salaries being withheld by the school management.