Criminal case against AP minister's school

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) on Friday filed a criminal case against the Koramangala branch of Narayana e-Techno school.

The FIR copy mentions K Padmavati, Deputy Director of Public Instruction (DDPI), Bangalore South,  as the complainant. The complaint is against seven people including School’s Chairman P Narayana and Principal Ramadevi. Narayana is Municipal Administration Minister in Andhra Pradesh.

The case has been filed under section 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention), 418 (cheating with knowledge that wrongful loss may ensue to person whose interest offender is bound to protect), 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of the IPC and 18(5) dealing with violation of rules of recognition under the RTE Act. The investigation has begun and arrests will be made soon, police said.

“Parents of children studying at the school alleged the school had not obtained the required permission to conduct classes. They alerted the local BEO who checked and found that the school did not have valid permission to conduct classes in English. A case has been registered,” said a senior police officer.

When asked if other schools running illegally will be booked, DPI Commissioner Mohammed Mohsin said the BEOs were preparing to issue notices to such schools and consequently criminal cases would be registered against them.

Orchid School reopening

On the issue of Orchid International School, Jalahalli resuming all its classes against the DPI’s instructions, Mohsin said: “Action will be taken against them very soon. The Law department has also told us that there was indeed no provision for the school's illegal section to run. However, they have asked us to get a clarification from the advocate general.”

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