Ryan International founders get interim protection from arrest

On Tuesday, the group's CEO Ryan Pinto and his parents moved the Bombay High Court seeking anticipatory bail in the case.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 12, 2017 1:29 pm
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In a temporary relief for Ryan International Group of Institutions’ founders Augustine Pinto and Grace Pinto, the Bombay High Court gave them interim protection from arrest till Wednesday in connection with the murder of a class II student at the Ryan International School in Gurugram last week.

Their counsel Niteen Pradhan had yesterday said that along with Augustine Pinto and Grace Pinto, their son Ryan Pinto, the group’s CEO, also filed an anticipatory bail plea.

However, Pradhan today said that due to some problem, Ryan Pinto’s application was not filed with the high court registry.

“Ryan’s application for anticipatory bail is in process and will be filed soon,” he said.

Justice Ajey Gadkari said, “The applicants (Augustine Pinto and Grace Pinto) shall not be arrested till tomorrow. The matter is adjourned till tomorrow on the request of the additional public prosecutor appearing for the Maharashtra government.”

In their bail plea, they stated the management cannot be held responsible as they were victims “unfortunate circumstances”.

“The death has caused deep pain and grief not only to the parents and family of the seven-year-old child but also to the trustees, its entire staff, students and management,” the applications said.

“Despite all necessary steps for security and well being of the students as required by law and prudence, if such an unfortunate incident occurs then the institution cannot be held culpable as it is itself a victim of unfortunate circumstances,” they said in the bail pleas.

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  1. Geetanjali Gill
    Sep 12, 2017 at 11:29 pm
    So the management is not worthy of immediate arrest despite the glaring fact that they mismanaged the school. School's safety wall is incomplete, the toilets meant for kids are used by the secondary staff, nobody has the duty to keep a watch over student toilets, cctv cameras meant to monitor the safety of children are not working! In a nutshell, the management is keeping their money safe for shopping and parties, while the children, their clients are left exposed to all forms of dangers! Shame! Their plea of being victimised is being even heard!!!
    1. Pais Hilary
      Sep 12, 2017 at 12:48 pm
      There should be no reason to worry. Their intimate membership in the Church has guaranteed them a place at the Lord's table. There membership and intimate involvement in the BJP has ensured immunity in this world.
      1. C
        Champa Bai
        Sep 12, 2017 at 12:12 pm
        rich and politically well connected people always get away from arrests.....simply dont understand as to why their application is treated on priority by courts and heard next day itself...whereas a common man has to wait for 10 yrs before his application comes up for hearing.......feel extremely sorry and depressed for the parents.......what they are going thru now after losing their 7 yrs old kid.........may GOD give them ample strength to cope with this tragedy..............Long live Praduymn.........we could not do anything for you....
        1. S
          Sep 12, 2017 at 12:45 pm
          High Courts have lot of free time to cater to rich. Wished they would have worked for common people too.
          1. Pais Hilary
            Sep 12, 2017 at 1:14 pm
            The docket management of courts in India, including that of the Supreme Court, has been criticised as unfair by less privileged clients and lawyers. Unfortunately, the matter continues unchanged.