Headmaster dismissed from service following conviction

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Nov 30, 2014 20:19 IST

The Haryana school education department has dismissed headmaster of a government high school in Mahendergarh district in pursuance of orders of Jind additional sessions judge.

The Jind court had convicted headmaster Sadhu Ram to one-year rigorous imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 for shielding a culprit in a sexual offence matter. Orders of dismissal were passed by principal secretary, school education, TC Gupta.

An official spokesman said Sadhu Ram was posted at Government High School, Khairoli, in Mahendergarh, and has been dismissed from service on account of the seriousness of the offence, which amounted to moral turpitude.

He added that on a complaint of a girl student of Government High School, Farain Kalan, in Jind, a criminal case was registered at Narwana Sadar police station against a master, Rajender, under various sections of the Arms Act and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012.

The spokesman said headmaster Sadhu Ram instead of setting high standards of integrity, probity and rectitude, especially pertaining to protection of girl students, was allegedly shielding the culprit.

He said keeping in view all facts and circumstances of the case and gravity of offences, the Jind court convicted Sadhu Ram to undergo rigorous imprisonment of one-year and fine of Rs 10,000. In pursuance of court ruling, his dismissal orders were passed, he said.

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