La Marts sends report to HRD, files complaint

Authorities of La Martinere for Boys school today faxed a detailed report to the HRD Ministry and lodged a police complaint about the unauthorised visit by a team.

Last Updated: Jun 25, 2010, 00:11 AM IST

Kolkata: Authorities of La Martinere for
Boys school today faxed a detailed report to the HRD ministry
and lodged a police complaint about the unauthorised visit by
a team, which claimed to represent the ministry for probing
the death of a student.

"Seeing media reports about the visit ostensibly by an
HRD team to the La Martinere, Joint Secretary in the HRD
ministry, S C Khantia, contacted us this morning and sought a
detailed report," secretary of the school`s Board of Governors
Supriyo Dhar said.

Dhar said a copy of the report was submitted to the
Deputy Commissioner of Police (south) and the Shakespeare
Sarani police station in the city.

"We also intimated the joint secretary of what these
visitors did yesterday in the name of visiting our school,
what they discussed with our principal and me. They informed
us that they represented the HRD ministry as a fact-finding
team," he said.

Three persons, who claimed to represent the HRD team,
created a flutter yesterday when they visited the school in
connection with the suicide of class VIII student Rouvanjit
Rawla days after he was caned by his principal, but HRD
Minister Kapil Sibal denied having authorised anybody to probe
the death.

Meanwhile, the HRD Ministry has initiated an inquiry
to ascertain how the three unauthorised persons visited the
school. The ministry is contemplating legal action against the
trio.

PTI