The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea challenging the anticipatory bail granted to three trustees of the Ryan International Group in connection with the killing of a student in the school premises.
The plea was filed by the boy’s father, Varun Thakur, seeking cancellation of the anticipatory bail granted to Ryan Pinto, the CEO of Ryan International Group, and his parents, Augustine Francis Pinto and Grace, trustees of the group.
Earlier, a Supreme Court judge had recused himself from hearing Thakur’s appeal last week, after which the matter was referred to CJI Dipak Misra for listing before an appropriate bench.
In his plea, Thakur had said, “The manner in which the conspiracy has been hatched to kill him and the manner in which the entire scene of the crime has been destroyed, decorated and ornamented, it clearly appears that the directions may have come from some high-ups to the school authorities and the possibility of the involvement of Pinto family at this stage cannot be ruled out in any manner whatsoever and howsoever.” The Pintos were granted bail on November 21 by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
Pradhuman, a Class II student, was found with his throat slit in the school washroom in Gurgaon on September 8. School bus conductor Ashok Kumar was earlier arrested by Haryana Police in connection with the crime. He was recently granted bail by a lower court.
The case was transferred to the CBI and the agency had apprehended a Class 11 student in connection with the killing.