Political support to big private schools helped them evade CBI probe: Sisodia

Political support to big private schools helped them evade CBI probe: Sisodia

Political support to big private schools helped them evade CBI probe: Sisodia

He said a committee comprising Principals of schools of Municipal Corporations of Delhi, Delhi government, New Delhi Municipal Council, private ones and officials of transport and education departments to suggest steps to ensure student safety in schools.

The directive comes amid increased concerns over the safety on school premises after the killing of Pradyuman and alleged rape of a five-year-old girl at her school in Shahdara.

Seven-year-old Pradhuman Thakur was found murdered on September 8 at Ryan International School in Bhondsi area on the Sohna Road in Haryana's Gurugram district. The functioning of the CCTV has to be reported to the principal of the school.

CCTV cameras are to be installed in nearly every corner of the schools irrestive of the fact whether it is private or public.

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With regard to the shameful event of rape in a plush school in Delhi, the education minister said that every detail is being looked into and action will be taken against culprit.

Parents and locals protested at Gurgaon's Ryan International School.

On the same day police have arrested Ashok Kumar, a conductor of a school bus, for the murder.

Sisodia added that because of political support, big private schools were able to hide many such incidents which occurred in their premises.

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There is a list of people convicted for sexual offences on the Delhi Police website and "we have asked schools to have a look at the list before hiring staffers", the JCP said.

The Delhi Police informed the minister that it will carry out the verification process on priority basis.

Police officers are also interacting with school authorities and sensitising them about safety measures that need to be in place for children, he said.

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