BENGALURU: The High Court on Friday extended the stay on proceedings against the chairman of Vibgyor High school in connection with the sexual assault on a six-year-old at the school.
Justice A N Venugopala Gowda was hearing a petition filed by Vibgyor High founder-chairman Rustom Kerawalla, seeking quashing of the trial court proceedings.
Kerawalla said he has been wrongly booked for “non-cooperation” in the investigation and that he had not been in the city when the police sought him for questioning. He claimed that a case was registered in his absence. After allowing Kerawalla’s plea, Justice Gowda adjourned the case for further hearing to December 4.
The court has, however, not stayed proceedings against the other two accused, against whom the police have already filed a chargesheet and trial is set to begin.
Notice to Govt, DPI
The High Court on Friday issued notices to the state government and the Department of Public Instruction on a petition challenging a government notification on not granting permission to new English-medium schools.
The petition was filed by the Modern Education Society school against the notification issued on November 11. The school said the government has refused to give permission to start English-medium schools, saying permission will be given only to schools which teach in Kannada in Classes 1 to 5.
The schools can choose English as the medium of instruction for Class 6 and above. The petitioner contended that parents have the right to choose how to educate their children and the government should not deny them this right. G R Mohan, the counsel for the school, said the notification has been issued under the RTE Act but it should not be applicable to Modern Education Society school as it is a minority institution.