BENGALURU: The departmental inquiry report of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sanghatan (KVS) in the alleged sexual harassment case against the principal of Kendriya Vidyala, Hebbal in Bengaluru is ready. At least 25 students and teachers have given their statements.
Top sources from KVS told Express that the report will be submitted to the authorities concerned and a copy will be given to Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (KCPCR) soon. The sources also said that during the inquiry, it was revealed that this was not the first time that KVS had received complaints against Kumar Thakur, the principal who was suspended for allegedly sexually harassing high school girl students and teachers.
“There were complaints earlier against Kumar Thakur which had reached the Sanghatan, but we wonder why there was no action or inquiry against him. However, he is proven guilty in the inquiry and it has been mentioned in the report. It is left to the authorities concerned to initiate action,” a KVS source said.
Meanwhile, KCPCR is pushing for registering of a fresh FIR and awaiting the police inquiry to be completed. Kripa Alva, chairperson of KCPCR said, “In the first FIR he was not booked under Sections 11 and 12 of POCSO Act. We are waiting for police inquiry to be completed. Once that’s done, we will request a fresh FIR against the suspended principal.”
“Once the police inquiry report is done we will move for fresh action and insist that he be arrested immediately,” added Kripa Alva.
Kumar Thakur was suspended on February 16 following a preliminary inquiry report
of the committee constituted by KVS.