Assault on teacher: Deputy CM urges LG to ensure action, boost security
NEW DELHI: Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday urged Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal to initiate action against those involved in a recent attack on a teacher inside a Delhi school and to ensure adequate security arrangements in Delhi government schools.
Sisodia wrote to Baijal about the matter, as Delhi Police falls under the jurisdiction of the LG.
The Deputy CM's request was in regards to the attack on a teacher by a mob, which broke into Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya school in north west Delhi's Narela on February 21.
In a letter to Baijal, Sisodia highlighted security issues involving female teachers and students.
"It is a matter of grave concern if teachers are not safe within the premises of their school. Since the Delhi Police comes under the LG, I would request him to ensure that swift action is taken in this case and adequate security arrangements are made for all government schools in Delhi," Sisodia, who also hold the Education portfolio, said.
Seeking swift action, the Aam Aadmi Party leader also referred to the recent alleged assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, in which two MLAs have been arrested by the police.
He said that in the alleged assault case on the senior IAS officer, "Delhi Police has taken no-hold-barred action, including arrests within 24 hours, 50 police officers going for collecting evidence in the matter and the personal presence of the DCP in court to ensure that the accused do not get bail."
"I would like to request the LG to ensure that the Delhi Police takes the same level of interest in the case of assault on a teacher in SKV (Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya), Narela," he further said.
Otherwise, Sisodia said, it would send a message that security of teachers was far less important than that of IAS officers and it was essential to make them feel that their security was of prime importance to the Delhi Police and its controlling authorities – the LG and the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Regarding the attack on the school teacher, the Deputy CM said this was not the first incident of a serious security threat to teachers. Last year, a teacher received injuries after being stabbed inside school premises.