Ryan school murder case: Punjab and Haryana High Court refuses to stay arrest of Pintos; issues notice to Haryana govt

Updated On : 20 Sep , 2017 , 12:28 PM
Punjab and Haryana High Court refuses to stay arrests of Pintos (Image: PTI)
Punjab and Haryana High Court refuses to stay arrests of Pintos (Image: PTI)
New Delhi:

Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday refused to stay the arrests of Ryan Pinto, Grace Pinto and Augustine Pinto.

Punjab and Haryana High Court also issued a notice to Haryana Govt asking for a reply in the matter.

The court has posted the matter for next Monday.

“The single bench has issued notice of motion to the Haryana government seeking its response on the anticipatory bail plea,” said the counsel for the Ryan trustees.

The group’s CEO, Ryan Pinto, and his parents, founding chairman Augustine Pinto and managing director Grace Pinto, had approached the High Court last week, seeking anticipatory bail.

On Tuesday, Justice A B Chaudhari had recused himself from hearing their plea.

Earlier, the Bombay High Court had rejected anticipatory bail applications of Augustine Pinto, Grace Pinto and Rayan Pinto.

The Pintos are being investigated since a 7-year-old boy Pradyuman was found with his throat slit on the morning of September 8 in the toilet of the Ryan International school in Gurugram.

In order to probe the murder of 7-year-old child Pradyuman Thakur, Haryana police had also handed over 8-page long questionnaire to the Pintos who hold different positions in the Ryan International School.

The Supreme Court had also issued a notice to Centre and all the states. The apex court has sought their reply within three weeks.

The top court notice came days after a 7-year-old student Pradhyuman was murdered brutally inside the premises of Ryan International School.

Placing the onus on schools for the safety of students on their premises, the CBSE had also issued new security-related guidelines to be implemented by the institutions, failing which they would face derecognition.

First Published : Wednesday, September 20, 2017 10:50 AM
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