Gurugram Police arrest two officials of Ryan Int'l Group
GURUGRAM: Gurugram Police have begun taking strict action against the management of Ryan International School, after a report by a three-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) indicted the school in Bhondsi of glaring lapses.
On late Sunday night, two senior officials of the management, namely as the regional head Francis Thomas and head of human resources in Ryan International Group Jeyus Thomas, were arrested.
It may be noted that Francis had earlier been booked by Delhi Police for the mysterious death of Devansh Kakrora, who had drowned in a water tank in the school's Vasant Kunj branch last year.
On Monday afternoon, the two were produced in Sohna court and remanded to two-day police custody. They have been charged under Section 75 of the Juvenile Justice Act. If convicted under this section, they could be sentenced for a maximum of 10 years. Police have also added Section 34 of the IPC.
Claiming that the accused were responsible for tampering of evidence at the scene of crime, the prosecution counsel demanded addition of Section 201 of the IPC in the FIR.
Police have also detained the school's suspended caretaker Principal Neerja Batra, along with three staff members. Batra was later admitted to a private hospital, after she complained of chest pain and fluctuating blood pressure levels.
A team has also gone to Mumbai to question the top management of Ryan Group of Institutions, following which its CEO Ryan Pinto applied for anticipatory bail in the Bombay High Court. The matter will be heard on Tuesday. Gurugram Police Commissioner Sandeep Khirwar said, "We have begun taking action. A team of 14 officials are investigating the case. We have arrested two senior officials of the school and also despatched a team to Mumbai regarding the case."
The police action comes after the voices demanding strictest action against the school management kept growing louder with each day, after seven-year-old Pradhyuman Thakur was murdered on Friday.