Indore: DPS TRAGEDY: Parents demand FIR against principals for school shutdown threat

Indore: Irked over repeated warnings of stopping schools and school bus services by principals of CBSE schools in city, Parent Association Madhya Pradesh demanded deputy inspector general (DIG) of police Harinarayanachari Mishra to register an FIR against the principals for pressurising authorities to release Delhi Public School principal Sudarshan Sonar.

A delegation of the association met the DIG in his office on Tuesday and submitted a memorandum demanding action against the principals for using wrong means to free their jailed colleague.

“The magisterial probe clearly found the DPS principal Sudarshan Sonar, school management and regional transport officer responsible for the tragic bus accident which claimed lives of five people including four innocent schoolchildren and injured nine other students on January 5 last,” association’s Sunil Khandelwal said.

“Despite that the principals of CBSE schools, including Sahoday Group schools and members of Association of Unaided Schools, have been taking side of the guilty and threatening with shutting down of their schools and bus services to create pressure on the administration as well as the parents and thus, force police to take charges against Sonar back,” he said.

“We requested the DIG that threatening public and police to get an undue favour is illegal and action against them should be taken under the charges of obstructing government work and threatening,” Khandelwal added.

Protest to continue till mgmt, RTO booked

“Despite the arrest of DPS principal Sudarshan Tomar, parents will continue their protest till the DPS management and other guilty in the case, including the then regional transport officer (RTO) are booked,” said association’s Hemant Joshi. Claiming the school administration and the officer were equally guilty in the case, he said “The probe report submitted by the administration clearly said that they are also responsible for the accident as they neglected security complaints of the parents and even the bus driver while the RTO gave fitness certificate to the unfit bus.”

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