New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister has issued a warning to the school, where 16 kindergarten children were allegedly confined in basement over non-payment of fee, while saying that a probe would be ordered into the matter.
He visited Rabia Public School on Thursday along with his deputy Manish Sisodia and Environment Minister Imran Hussain, also the MLA from Ballimaran constituency under which the school comes.
Kejriwal said that he warned the school’s principal, Naheed Usmani, that such behaviour towards childeren would not be tolerated and the Delhi government and police will take action.
#WATCH Delhi CM Kejriwal reprimands principal of Rabia Public School Naheed Usmani, says, "Both Delhi govt & Police will take action. This kind of a thing will not be tolerated in future." The school had allegedly detained kindergarten students on July 9 over non-payment of fees. pic.twitter.com/nYniZhqOpa
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“Do you understand what you have done…what if you are take to court now…both the Delhi government and the police will take action,” Mr Kejriwal told the principal, adding that students and education are top priorities of his government, and any step to punish children in future will “not be tolerated.”
Kejriwal and Sisodia also interacted with students and teachers there.
Delhi CM further said that an inquiry will be ordered to look into the matter.
The chief minister on Wednesday had sought a report from education department about the alleged confinement of the students in the basement of the school for non-payment of fee.
The incident was revealed after some parents informed police that 16 children were confined in the basement of the school by their teachers between 7 am to 12 noon in central Delhi’s Hauz Qazi area.
A case was registered against the school authorities, police said, adding that they were looking for the person responsible for the incident.
Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari also visited the school on Wednesday.