In the wake of the horrific Ryan International School murder in Gurugram, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government in Delhi has vowed to take stern steps against all schools in the national capital if their security apparatus is not up to the mark. Dy CM Manish Sisodia has ordered them to submit monthly reports on steps taken by them for security and safety of students, India Today said.
Speaking at a press conference after holding a meeting on the issue, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Sisodia said that all schools must undertake safety audit and also CCTV cameras should be installed and must cover all parts of schools, the report added further.
Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court issued the notice to the Centre and the CBSE on a plea by the boy’s father seeking framing of guidelines to fix responsibility of schools in the case of children’s safety. The notice had come hours after the top court had agreed to hear the petition. As per Indian Express, boy’s father Varun Thakur had sought CBI probe in the case citing several administrative loopholes with the probe being carried out by the Haryana Police.
A bus conductor was arrested in the case on Saturday. During the hearing, the top court also agreed to hear another PIL raising issue of lack of safety measures in private schools in the country, the paper added.
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“My only wish is that the truth should come out and justice be given to my wife and me. There is something which the local police are missing and so the case should be investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). There are a lot of loopholes which need to be investigated and the CBI can do in-depth investigation which will clear the motive of the murder,” Varun Thakur was quoted by ANI as saying.