Calcutta HC defers hearing contempt petition against La Matiniere

The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday deferred hearing of a contempt petition filed by the father of a student against La Martiniere Boys` School as it has moved the Supreme Court against its order to promote him to the next class.

Last Updated: Nov 30, 2010, 18:51 PM IST

Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday
deferred hearing of a contempt petition filed by the father of
a student against La Martiniere Boys` School as it has moved
the Supreme Court against its order to promote him to the next
class.

A division bench comprising justices Amit Talukdar and
M K Chowdhury deferred the hearing till December seven after
the school authorities submitted that it has filed an appeal
against its order before the apex court.
The counsel for the school submitted before the court
that it has moved the Supreme Court against its order and
as such the order was not complied with.

Srijan Banerjee was detained in class IV for two years
at the school and was offered a transfer certificate. His
father Partha Pratim had moved the high court claiming that
Srijan had not been promoted due to extraneous reasons and not
due to unsatisfactory performance.

He had also claimed that a teacher Sanjay Smart had
demanded favours, including a laptop from him.

The teacher was arrested and removed from the rolls of
the school but the boy was not promoted.

After hearing Partha Pratim`s pleas, the court had on
October four directed the school authorities to promote Srijan
to class V.
Srijan was, however, not promoted by the school
authorities, following which his father moved a contempt
petition before the high court claiming that the school`s
refusal was ruining the student`s career and causing him
mental trauma.

La Martiniere, a prestigious school here, has also
been the centre of a controversy over the alleged suicide of
student Rouvanjit Rawla on February 12 after he was caned four
days earlier by the principal.

A city court has ordered trial of the school`s
principal and three other teachers for abetment to suicide of
a minor.

PTI