TRUSTEES NOW MOVE PUNJAB AND HARYANA HC
CHANDIGARH : The Ryan International trustees on Saturday filed anticipatory bail pleas in Punjab and Haryana high court in the case of murder of seven-year-old Pradhyumn in Gurgaon last week.
The trustees Augustine F Pinto, his wife Grace and their son Ryan, approached the high court in two different petitions after the Bombay high court rejected their bail plea citing jurisdiction issues. The pleas were filed on Saturday, but the high court registry raised certain objections over the pleas. Those associated with the case said that objections raised would be dealt with on Monday. The matter is likely to be taken up either on Monday or Tuesday.
The regional head of group, Thomas Francis, who was arrested by the Haryana Police in the case, has already moved an application for regular bail.
The trustee couple — Augustine F Pinto and his wife Grace —have argued that they would make themselves available whenever summoned. Since they are senior citizens they are suffering from various ailments and their arrest would adversely affect (their health), it has been argued.