Chandigarh:In the latest development of the Zirakpur resident accusing Vivek High School of assaulting his 12-year-old son, the school authorities have submitted their reply over the controversy to the Chandigarh Commission on Protection of Child Rights (CCPCR). However, according to sources, the school has again failed to provide the CCTV footage asked by the commission.
While the complainant has also submitted a statement to the commission and in the statement, he has asked the commission to get an FIR registered against the Principal and Director of the school for subjecting his son to corporal punishment.
“In my statement given to the commission, I have also mentioned that based on the commission’s suggestion, I have decided to get his ward admitted in any of the three schools, Bhawan Vidyalaya School, St. John’s School and St Anee’s School,” said Sanjeev Garg, the complainant.
“I have also asked the commission to initiate appropriate legal proceedings for revoking the minority status granted to Vivek High School,” added Garg.
Meanwhile, the three-member committee formed by the District Education Officer comprising government school teachers, Anujeet Kaur, Alka Mehta and Rakesh Sood, also recorded the statement of the complainant.
Notably, the police officials had recorded the statements of the complainant and school authorities. According to sources, in the recorded statements, the school authorities had stated that the CCTV cameras were installed outside the school gate. The sources claimed that the school had failed to submit the CCTV footage to support its claim about the child’s conduct. However, the school had submitted the footage of the CCTV put up at the main gate.
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