'Tainted' KV principal transferred to Karwar

Principal of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Hebbal, Kumar Thakur, who was accused of sexually harassing a student, has been transferred to Kendriya Vidyalaya in Karwar. The decision in this regard was taken by Kendriya Vidyalaya Sanghatan.

Thakur has been transferred while the internal probe by the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sanghatan is still going on. The probe is likely to be completed this week.

The principal was arrested following a complaint by a 17-year-old girl student that he had made sexually-coloured remarks addressed to her. He was later released on bail. In an official communication by Santosh Kumar Mall, Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sanghatan, a copy of which is with DH, one of the conditions put forth by the Sanghatan to Kumar Thakur was that he will not be allowed to enter the KV Hebbal premises unless he is called there for investigations. Besides, he has been barred from making conversations of any sort (not even telephonic) with the staff, students and parents of KV hebbal.

 According to the office of Deputy Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sanghatan, Bengaluru, a committee headed by a female officer (not below the rank of assistant commissioner) is conducting the probe into the sexual harassment complaint by the victim.

Further, the Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has issued summons to the Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sanghatan, New Delhi, to appear before the Commission in person on February 17.

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