Ryan school owners told to surrender passports or risk arrest in Gurugram murder case

In further trouble for top officials of the Ryan International Group, the Bombay High Court asked its founder Augustine F Pinto, his wife Grace Pinto, and son and CEO of the group, Ryan Pinto, to submit their passports by 9 pm on Thursday, as per ANI.

The high court stated that it will give the Pintos interim protection only if they submit their passports.

The high court also rejected the transit anticipatory bail applications of the trustees but granted them interim protection from arrest till Friday to enable them file appeal. The Pintos had approached the high court seeking transit anticipatory bail apprehending arrest.

On Tuesday, according to Hindustan Times, the high court had granted one day's protection to Grace and Augustine, who had sought anticipatory bail after a seven-year-old boy was found murdered in the school's Gurgaon premises.

File image of Ryan International School. Image courtersy: CNN-News18

File image of Ryan International School. Image courtersy: CNN-News18

According to the report, "Justice Ajey Gadkari adjourned the hearing on the couple’s plea to tomorrow, and granted them interim relief till then, after assistant public prosecutor Aruna Pai-Kamat opposed their transit anticipatory bail plea."

As per India Today, the Bombay High Court adjourned the hearing of the anticipatory bail in the murder case until afternoon. The hearing was adjourned so that the victim's father Varun Thakur could file an intervention application and trustees could respond to any objections raised by Thakur.

The hearing was adjourned so that the victim's father Varun Thakur could file an intervention application and trustees could respond to any objections raised by Thakur.

However, in the afternoon, advocate Niteen Pradhan, who appeared for the trustees, told the court that neither the Thakur family nor anybody on their behalf had handed over a copy of their objections; hence he would be unable to respond, as per India Today.

PTI reported that the Pintos had approached the Bombay High Court seeking anticipatory bail on Tuesday ahead of the questioning of Ryan, the group's CEO, in Mumbai.

The bail pleas were filed following the arrest of two top officials of the Ryan International School in Gurgaon.

The Pintos, in their pleas, said while the boy's death was unfortunate, the management cannot be held culpable and that they themselves were victims of the unfortunate circumstances.

With inputs from PTI


Updated Date: Sep 14, 2017 18:25 PM

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