HC issues notice to Haryana govt, no relief for Pintos
Gurugram: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Haryana government on the anticipatory bail plea filed by the three trustees of Ryan International School in connection with the murder of Class II student.
However, the single bench of Justice Inderjit Singh did not grant a stay on arrests 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 AB Chadhury had recused himself from hearing their plea after he mentioned that he knew the Pintos personally.
On September 14, the Bombay High Court had rejected the anticipatory bail pleas of the three Mumbai-based trustees. The Pintos had approached the court after the school was accused of negligence in the death of eight-year-old Pradyuman Thakur who was murdered in a toilet of Ryan International in Gurugram on September 8.
Bus conductor Ashok was arrested in connection with the crime. The police have also taken against the Ryan management after the report by the three member special investigating team (SIT) indicted the school of glaring lapses.
Two senior officials from the management were also arrested. Co-incidentally, one held official Francis has also been booked earlier for the mysterious death of Devansh Karkora who had drowned in the water tank in the school branch in Vasant Kunj last year.
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