Ryan International murder case: Bombay HC rejects anticipatory bail pleas of founders Augustine, Grace and Ryan Pinto

On Wednesday, the Pintos had approached the court seeking anticipatory bail apprehending arrest in connection with the murder of Pradyuman Thakur. 

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 14, 2017 9:29 pm
ryan school murder, ryan international school murder, gurugram school murder, bombay high court, ryan international school murder, augustine pinto, grace pinto, ryan pinto, pradyuman thakur, Mumbai: Ambedkar Students Association members protest outside the Bombay High Court to condemn the murder of Ryan International School student Pradyumna, in Mumbai on Wednesday. PTI Photo by Shashank Parade (PTI9_13_2017_000142B)

The Bombay High Court on Thursday rejected the anticipatory bail pleas of the founders of Ryan International Group of Institutions, Augustine Pinto, Grace Pinto and Ryan Pinto. On Wednesday, the Pintos had approached the court seeking anticipatory bail apprehending arrest in connection with the murder of Pradyuman Thakur last week. The court order comes a day after the father of Pradyuman Thakur, who was killed on the Ryan International School premises in Gurugram on September 8, had filed an intervention application opposing the Pintos’ anticipatory bail pleas.

The family of Pinto will approach the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday and file anticipatory bail plea.

The passports of the Pinto Family were submitted before the Mumbai Police Commissioner. The court had asked the Pintos to submit their passports to the Mumbai Police Commissioner by 9 pm on Thursday. It said the Pintos will be given interim protection from arrest till Friday only if they submit their passports within the stipulated time.

“If the top management of the school can share in the plunder and prosperity, why should they be susceptical (sic) in subjecting themselves to the clutches of law and the rule of law and to the vicarious liability when because of their negligence and ignorance, the incidents like that of Pradyuman take place within the walls of a school,” seven-year-old Pradyuman’s father Varun Thakur has contended. The court has now directed Thakur to serve a copy of the application to the Pintos through their counsel, Niteen Pradhan.

Justice A S Gadkari told Thakur’s lawyer Sushil Tekriwal: “Until and unless you (Thakur) provide a copy of the application to the applicants (Pintos), how do you expect them to respond? I will hear the pleas tomorrow. Interim relief to continue till then.”

A student of class II, Pradyuman Thakur, was found with his throat slit in the toilet of the Ryan International School premises in Gurugram on September 8.

Ashok, a bus conductor with the school, was arrested in connection with the child’s murder. Police said Ashok had confessed to the crime. The intervention application filed by Thakur claims that the bail is being opposed as this is “a rarest of the rare case where a brutal, diabolical, cold blooded, barbarous, demonic, unpardonable, unprovoked, hellish, cruel homicide has taken place within the campus of Ryan International School located at Bhondsi, Gurugram… for which the applicants are vicariously responsible, liable, accountable, answerable for the culpability and guilt for which the bail application should be dismissed.”

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    Priya Kumari
    Sep 17, 2017 at 8:20 pm
    Save the children, the future of India! Sign this pe ion to shut down Ryan International School: s: change /p/arvind-kejriwal-shut-down-ryan-international-school
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      vani
      Sep 16, 2017 at 6:31 pm
      Augustine Grace are the "bunti aur bubli" in the field of education. All they care about is name, fame, money and power and nothing else.. Such a shame.. Parents have to be careful and do a complete background check before seeking admission for their child in any school..
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        Priya Kumari
        Sep 17, 2017 at 8:21 pm
        Sign this pe ion to shut down Ryan International School. s: change /p/arvind-kejriwal-shut-down-ryan-international-school
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        Priyanka
        Sep 15, 2017 at 10:03 am
        We want strict action should be taken on school management ,School prin l as they all are culprit who provides clean track to this act . We have numbers of more schools that are working with the same situation .it is shameless act that a small little child who was murdered . How they can approach to Punjab and Haryana high court .Politics should not be there as it seems that case is processing in very slow way .Full Support to Pradyuman family .
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          J.Hussain.
          Sep 15, 2017 at 9:13 am
          Hats off to Mumbai HC for the judicious decision rejecting the bail application filed by Ryan family in connection with the Pradyuman murder case.Pradyuman, we are with you and your family.
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            Jemma Thomas
            Sep 15, 2017 at 5:50 am
            These people have to be bared from conducting any business let alone a educational business, They just abuse the good will of other non profit organisations in the industry by using some sly words like english name and international sort of words with middle class people who are very vulnerable with such sentiments in India and p er their hard earned money. Time to round up and banish them somewhere out of sight. They still play on people vulnerability like they did in british era. Government has to crack on these type of people who use so called catch phrase like western name and phrases in business to loot vulnerable middle and lower middle class people and profit out of education.
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