The Supreme Court (SC) has agreed to hear a plea filed by two arrested Ryan Group officials seeking a fair trial in the brutal murder of a seven-year-old student and transfer the case from Haryana to Delhi. The plea will be heard on Monday.
Senior counsel KTS Tulsi sought the transfer from Sohna court in Haryana to Delhi and told the bench that the Sohna Bar Association has passed a resolution saying no lawyer would appear for the accused.
The court was told that the defence lawyers going from Delhi also faced hostility in the Sohna court.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said the matter would be taken up for hearing on Monday.
The two senior officials– Francis Thomas, the school’s northern India head and HR head Jeyus Thomas were produced before the court of Judicial Magistrate, first class, Mohammed Zakkaria, who sent them to two days police custody.
Police also accused both of tampering with evidence.
Meanwhile, in Mumbai, the trustees of the Ryan International Schools were granted interim protection from arrest for a day on Tuesday by the Bombay High Court.
Augustine F. Pinto and his wife Grace Pinto, trustees of the St Xaviers Education Trust that manages the Ryan International Schools, sought the bail and the matter will again be heard on Wednesday.
Pradhuman Thakur, a seven-year-old student was found with his throat slit inside the school’s washroom on September 8.