The Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted one-day interim relief to the founders of Ryan International School after they moved for transit anticipatory bail on Monday after two senior officials of the school were arrested in connection with the murder of a 7-year-old on the school premises in Gurugram.
Justice AS Gadkari granted protection from arrest to Augustine Pinto, Grace Pinto and their son Ryan Pinto till tomorrow.
Noted criminal lawyer Niteen Pradhan appeared for the applicants.
The founders argued, in their application, that they could not be held responsible for the murder as they were also “victims of the unfortunate circumstances”.
“The death has caused deep pain and grief not only to the parents and family of the 7-year-old child, but also to the trustees, its entire staff, students and management,” the application said.
On September 10, Pradhuman Thakur, a student of Class II, was found dead in the washroom at Ryan International School, Gurugram.
Pradhuman’s father filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking a CBI or an SIT probe into his son’s murder and sought better safety and security measures in schools across the country.
The Supreme Court has already issued notices to the Centre, state of Haryana and all the other states seeking their replies in the matter.
As for the anticipatory bail applications, those will be heard tomorrow.