New Delhi: The HRD Ministry on Friday filed a
complaint with the Kolkata Police against three unauthorised
persons who visited a school there claiming to represent the
ministry for probing the suicide of a student.
The ministry sent the complaint by fax to the Police
Commissioner, Kolkata, to take action against the three.
The ministry in its complaint said that the three persons
-- Ramesh Bhattacharjee, Anthony Arun Biswas and Dilip Dutta
-- were not asked by the government to conduct any
investigation into the suicide of class VIII student Rouvanjit
Rawla. The boy had committed suicide days after he was caned
by the principal of La Martinere school.
The ministry also said that Bhattacharjee was not
authorised to use the national emblem on his visiting card.
Bhattacharjee is a member of an advisory body of the
ministry to suggest ways to promote Sanskrit language in the
country. Using the national emblem in the card amounts to an
offence, the ministry said.
"We have asked for action against the three persons for
misreporting facts. Action should be taken against
Bhattacharjee for using the national emblem on his visiting
card. He is a member of an advisory panel and cannot use the
national emblem on his card," a ministry official said.
The card said he was a member of the HRD Ministry`s
Department of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education. There
is no such position in the ministry, the official said.