Mumbai, September 14: The Bombay High Court on Thursday rejected the anticipatory bail application filed by Augustine, Ryan and Grace Pinto. The court directed them to submit their passports to Police Commissioner of Mumbai by 9 pm on Thursday. The three were pulled up after Haryana police blamed the Ryan School authorities for not implementing proper security measures that led to the death of seven-year-old boy Pradyuman in Gurugram.
The names of Augustine Pinto -the founding chairman of Ryan Internation School, Grace Pinto – the managing director and Ryan Pinto- the CEO of the group popped up after second standard student Pradyuman was found dead in the toilet of the Gurugram branch with his throat slit on September 8.
The Bombay HC will give Pinto’s interim protection from arrest till tomorrow only if they submit their passports by the mentioned time. The lawyer of Ryan Pinto, Nitin Pradhan, before the HC court today said neither Ryan is a trustee nor on a payroll of the institution that runs Ryan Schools across the country.
Harpal Singh, the gardener of Ryan School in Gurugram was detained on Wednesday. He was a prime witness in the murder case of Pradyumn Thakur, said Special Investigation Team (SIT). It also said that 17 people, in this case, are under their scanner which also includes the suspended principal.
Many persons in the Gurugram branch of Ryan International School were quizzed by the police. As per ANI, a forensic team will recreate the crime scene in this case for a better examination.
Death of Pradyumn Thakur:
The father of the seven-year-old alleged he dropped Pradyuman at school on the morning of September 8. After marching towards home, the boy’s father received a call from school informing him that Pradyumn was seriously injured. But the father found that his child had passed away.
On the very same day, the conductor of the bus-Ashok Kumar was arrested after confession. The father of the deceased also demanded a CBI probe.
The Supreme Court granted three weeks to Centre, Haryana government and HRD ministry to answer the plea of Pradyumn’s father.
To make sure such an incident doesn’t occur again, the CBSE on Thursday issued a circular with guidelines for schools for the safety of students in schools premises.