Student slapping case: Supreme Court asks UP govt to appoint senior IPS officer to investigate case | India News

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court docket on Monday directed the Uttar Pradesh authorities to nominate a senior IPS officer to probe the case of a faculty boy who was allegedly slapped by his classmates on the instruction of his trainer in Muzaffarnagar, terming the incident as “critical”
A bench of Justices Abhay S Oka and Pankaj Mithal, whereas directing that the IPS officer shall file a report within the apex court docket, requested the state authorities to conduct counselling of the sufferer and different college students, who had been concerned within the case, by skilled counsellors.
It stated there’s a prima facie case of failure on a part of the Uttar Pradesh authorities in complying with the provisions of Proper To Schooling Act, which offers with offering high quality, free and obligatory schooling to kids as much as 14 years, with none discrimination on the idea of caste, creed or gender.
The bench requested the state authorities to furnish a standing report on implementation of the RTE Act in colleges throughout the state in 4 weeks, whereas terming the incident as “critical”.
It was listening to a plea filed by Tushar Gandhi, the great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, looking for speedy investigation within the case.
On September 6, the highest court docket had directed the Muzaffarnagar Superintendent of Police to submit a standing report within the case.
It had requested the SP to tell it about measures taken to guard the scholar and his mother and father.
The highest court docket had additionally issued discover to the Uttar Pradesh authorities and sought its reply by September 25.
The Muzaffarnagar Police had booked the trainer accused of creating communal feedback and allegedly ordering her college students to slap a Muslim classmate for not doing his homework.
The college was additionally served a discover by the state schooling division in reference to the matter.
The trainer was booked after a video confirmed her allegedly asking college students to slap the Class 2 boy in Khubbapur village and likewise making a communal comment.

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