Ryan officials held; murdered student’s father moves SC

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Sep 2017 08:43:18



Ryan International Group CEO Ryan Pinto and his parents seek anticipatory bai

TWO top officials of the Ryan International School were arrested on Monday and the acting principal detained for questioning following the gruesome murder of a seven-year-old student on campus, even as the victim’s father moved the Supreme Court seeking a CBI probe.

Ryan International Group CEO Ryan Pinto and his parents, who are its founders, approached the Bombay High Court on Monday to seek anticipatory bail in connection with the child’s murder in the chain’s Gurgaon school. SHO of Sadar Police Station on Sohna Road in Gurgaon was meanwhile suspended over a baton-charge on protesting parents, as well as journalists, outside the school premises.

Protests continued at other places with the parents of children studying in Ryan International School’s Noida and Greater Noida branches seeking an assurance regarding safety of their wards. Gurgaon police chief Sandeep Khirwar told PTI that the school’s Legal Head, Francis Thomas and HR Head, Jeyus Thomas were arrested on Sunday night following interrogation. “Acting principal Neerja Batra has been detained and is being questioned. She is likely to be arrested soon,” Khirwar said. Schoolbus conductor Ashok Kumar, who allegedly tried to sexually assault the class II student in a toilet and slit his throat with a knife when he resisted on Friday last is already behind bars.

The Haryana police has formed fourteen teams to probe the case, which has triggered massive outrage, according to officials. A special investigation team will reach Mumbai to question school CEO Pinto and director Albert Pinto, they said. The father of the 7- year-old, however, approached the Supreme Court seeking a CBI probe, which prompted the apex court to seek responses from the Centre and Haryana. The bench, also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D YChandrachud,askedthegovernments and the CBSE to respond within three weeks.

At the Bombay High Court,Ryan International Group’s founding chairman,Augustine Pinto (73), and his wife Grace Pinto (62), who is the managing director of the institution, along with their son Ryan Pinto sought anticipatory bail. NITISH SPEAKS WITH STUDENT’S FAMILY, HARYANA CM: BIHAR Chief Minister Nitish Kumaron Monday spoke with hisHaryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar and the family members of a seven-year-old schoolboy who was found murdered in the washroom of his school at Gurugram. He urged Khattar to meet the family as it would instill a sense of confidence in them, and also ensureaprompt and impartial probe into the “most brutal” incident.An official release said Khattar assured Kumar that he would meet the boy’s family members and ensure a fast and impartial investigation.