Ryan International Group CEO Ryan Pinto was granted an interim bail by the Punjab and Haryana High Court today. His parents, founding chairman Augustine Pinto and managing director Grace Pinto too were granted a bail in connection with the murder of a 7-year-old student in the Gurgaon branch run by the group. The CBI has been asked by the court to submit a report on the matter on December 5.
Arshdeep Singh Cheema, who along with Sandeep Kapur, appeared for the Pinto family said, “High Court Justice Surinder Gupta today granted interim bail to them (the three trustees) till December 5.” Cheema further added that the family has also been asked by the court to join the investigation whenever CBI calls them, PTI reported. The High Court on September 28 had stayed the arrest of the three trustees of the Ryan group who had sought anticipatory bail in this case.
On September 8, Pradhuman Thakur, a class 2 student was found dead with his throat slit in the school washroom. Schoolbus conductor Ashok Kumar was arrested in connection with the crime. There was nation-wide outrage over the child’s killing and allegations were levelled against the school management also. The High Court on September 25 had impleaded CBI as a respondent in a petition seeking bail for the three Ryan International Group trustees. The Haryana government had earlier recommended for a CBI probe into the matter. The investigation body took over the case on September 22.