BENGALURU: Parents were stopped from entering Cambridge School on Friday, but got to speak to Police Commissioner M N Reddi and MLA Raghu across the barricades.
The parents were demanding that the police hand over Jaishankar, accused of sexually abusing a six-year-old girl, so that they could “teach him a lesson”.
They were equally angry with the school management, and wanted the police to bring them to the spot. Reddi then met the parents and pacified them.
Standing on a street leading to the school, Reddi said the police had taken the incident seriously.
”Within hours of the incident being reported, we took the accused into custody. We are following all procedures, and our effort is to ensure we do not make even a small mistake,” he said.
Fast Track Courts
Reddi said the government was working on setting up fast track courts to ensure speedy justice for victims of such crimes. Home Minister K J George has promised at least 10 such courts, Reddi said.
In September, Cambridge School was booked for not following guidelines given by the city police to ensure safety of students.
“However, the High Court directed us to adopt a handshake approach and not to chargesheet the FIRs. Even after this, the school barely implemented any of the guidelines. We will be chargesheeting them now,” Reddi said.
The school had installed just four CCTV cameras when the education official who inspected the school had said the school needed at least 25 to 30.
Later, following a chat with some parents, Reddi said he would call a meeting of parents, concerned citizens, and education and police officials.
He called upon parents to share their concerns about the school and the staff. The meeting is likely to be held on Monday. The school plans to reopen on Wednesday.