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Home / India News / 2 suspended over mid-day meal fiasco in Uttar Pradesh

2 suspended over mid-day meal fiasco in Uttar Pradesh

81 students of a government primary school in Uttar Pradesh’s Chopan area were allegedly served a litre of milk mixed with a bucket of water as part of the mid-day meal.

india Updated: Nov 30, 2019 05:56 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Varanasi
A video of the incident where 81 students of a government primary school in Uttar Pradesh’s Chopan area were allegedly served a litre of milk mixed with a bucket of water as part of the mid-day meal had emerged on Thursday, after which district magistrate S Rajlingam inspected the school and constituted a two-member committee to probe the matter and submit a report.
A video of the incident where 81 students of a government primary school in Uttar Pradesh’s Chopan area were allegedly served a litre of milk mixed with a bucket of water as part of the mid-day meal had emerged on Thursday, after which district magistrate S Rajlingam inspected the school and constituted a two-member committee to probe the matter and submit a report.(HT File)

A shiksha mitra (para teacher) and mid-day meal in-charge were suspended on Friday, after 81 students of a government primary school in Uttar Pradesh’s Chopan area were allegedly served a litre of milk mixed with a bucket of water as part of the mid-day meal on Wednesday.

While action has been taken against shiksha mitra Jeetendra Kumar, school headmaster and in-charge of the mid-day meal distribution Shailesh Kumar Kanaujia, the Sonbhadra district administration has also written to the state government recommending action against additional basic shiksha adhikari Mukesh Kumar.

A video of the incident had emerged on Thursday, after which district magistrate S Rajlingam inspected the school and constituted a two-member committee to probe the matter and submit a report.

The committee visited the school and recorded statements of students and locals.

A first information report under section 408 (criminal breach of trust by clerk or servant) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against Jeetendra for recording and circulating the video, said, station officer, Chopan Praveen Singh.

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