Chandigarh: Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday issued the termination orders of a Government Senior Secondary School for Girls principal in district Jind of Haryana. Principal Kartar Singh has been is facing charges of sexually harassing several female students.
According to official information, the decision was taken following the investigation report submitted by the department against the principal, Kartar Singh. Stating that the education department issued the dismissal orders following approval from the chief minister under Article 311 of the Constitution. The reports of the education department and the district administration formed the basis of the dismissal.
Several female students testify against the principal
The spokesperson said that the report sent by the sub-divisional magistrate (civil) highlighted statements from several students against the principal's misconduct. Subsequently, considering the seriousness of the case and the allegations against the principal, this action was taken. Notably, the accused had already been arrested by the police, and a female principal had been appointed at the respective school, along with the appointment of 16 new staff members.
Accused booked under SC/ST Act
Meanwhile, the accused was also booked under the SC/ST (prevention of atrocities) Act, after a girl belonging to a scheduled caste, had deposed against the principal. With this, there were now six girls who had deposed against the principal under Section 164 CrPC.
The accused principal who was earlier booked under Sections 341, 342, 354A and 506 and Sections 8 and 10 of the Posco Act on 30 and arrested on November 4, is currently in jail in Jind. A special investigation team (SIT) is also investigating into a case in which a class XI student of the school had ended her life at her residence on September 30 and there were allegations that the suicide could be linked to the sexual harassment of the students by principal.