BANGALORE: The investigation into the issue of Orchid, The International High School flouting Education Department approvals has been handed over to the Central Crime Branch.
On Friday, the city police had arrested K R K Reddy, secretary of Gautham Educational Trust, based on a complaint by the Department of Public Instruction. Police also sent summons to Reddy’s wife K Durga, who is the president of the Trust, his daughter-in-law and Trust vice-president Y Shilpa and his son and Trust joint secretary, V Surendra.
Classes 1-5 to reopen on Monday
Although school attender Gundappa has been arrested in connection with the rape of a three-year-old, parents’ concern with regard to safety of their children in the school remained.
“We have assured the parents and the management that adequate security will be provided at the school to ensure that their children are safe from protesters who may try to disrupt the school,” Additional Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Alok Kumar said.
However, the school will not be allowed to conduct lessons for those classes which they do not have permission for from the Education Department (6th and 7th and pre- primary).
Plaint Against BEO
The RTE (Right to Education) Students’ and Parents’ Association on Saturday filed a complaint with the Jalahalli police station against the Block Education Officer (BEO) and the education coordinator concerned.
In the complaint, Mulahalli Suri, president of the Association, has demanded that action be taken against then K G Anjanappa (BEO-North 2 between October 2008 and July 2014) and Ram Nayak, then education coordinator who certified the extension of recognition for the school, and a few others. “These officers may be in other postings now. But it is they who colluded with the management and got them the required permission to run the school,” Suri said.
On Saturday, present BEO Basavaraj Gowda was summoned to the police station where he presented required documents.