Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday sought a CBI probe in the alleged collusion between education department officials and officials of Mirambika Free Progress School’s managing committee Shri Aurobindo Education Society (SAES) regarding a number of discrepancies.
The case dates back to 2015 when a group of parents had moved court against the Mirambika school management’s decision to shift children out from premises, for which recognition was given in 1988, to Aurobindo Ashram area.
The SAES had shifted the school saying that the land was allotted to build an engineering college and not a school. But the government said that the Delhi Development Authority was aware that instead of a college, a free progress school was started. Last week, Sisodia had ordered the suspension of concerned education officials for submitting false affidavit in the high court in the school’s case. The government withdrew the affidavit and conducted a fresh inspection after which they found that SAES did not have the ownership papers of the area where the school is now housed.
Sisodia, who is also the state education minister, sought a CBI investigation after some parents complained to him
Mirambika school refused to comment on the incident.
As pointed out by parents, the minister questioned why DOE did not raise safety, security concern about the building from where the school is operating at present. The complaint also states that without conducting an inspection of the school on May 1, 2015, a report was submitted to the High Court.