KCPCR postpones hearing of sexual harassment case against KV principal

KCPCR has postponed the hearing of the alleged sexual harassment case involving Kumar Thakur, former principal of Kendriya Vidyalaya.

Published: 18th February 2017 04:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th February 2017 04:17 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: The Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (KCPCR) has postponed the hearing of the alleged sexual harassment case involving Kumar Thakur, former principal of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Hebbal, to February 25.

Considering the delay in initiating action against the principal, the commission had summoned the commissioner of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sanghatan (KVS). Thakur had been arrested under POCSO Act and was later released on bail. The commission had also questioned the transfer of the principal to Karwar, who was supposed to be suspended.

The hearing, which was held on Friday, was postponed as the KVS commissioner did not turn up. Instead, a deputy commissioner had represented him. But the chairperson of the KCPCR, Kripa Alva, demanded the KVS commissioner’s presence before the commission.

Late on Thursday evening, the KVS had issued an order suspending Thakur.

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