School management booked for hurting religious sentiments

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Sangrur
  • Updated: Oct 24, 2014 23:54 IST

The district police have booked the management of a private school for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of the Valmiki community.

The case has been registered after a probe by deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Gurpreet Singh Dhindsa, following a complaint filed members of the community alleging that the management of the La Foundation School, located on the Thalesan road, had asked the students of the school to remain present on Valmiki Jayanti on October 8 and showed a movie to them on the life of Bhagwan Valmiki. The movie had some derogatory and objectionable references towards Maharishi Valmiki, which hurt religious sentiments of the community.

Talking to Hindustan Times, investigation officer Joginder Singh said, “the case has been registered after an inquiry by DSP Dhindsa, who himself viewed the movie and found some controversial scenes in the movie.”

About the names mentioned in the FIR, he said, “The names were not mentioned, but a case has been registered against the management of the school under sections 295 A of IPC and 66 A of the IT Act.” However, the police have not made any arrest so far.

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