Ryan school murder: SC notice to Centre, states on plea over safety of students
The notice comes days after murder of an eight-year-old Ryan International School in Gurgaon.india Updated: Sep 15, 2017 13:22 IST
The Supreme Court on Friday issued notices to the Centre and state governments on a petition seeking comprehensive guidelines and a monitoring process for safety and security in schools.
The top court has asked for replies to be filed in three weeks. It has also asked solicitor general to assist the court in the case related to school security.
Two lawyers had moved the petition after last week’s murder of an eight-year-old inside the toilet of Ryan International School in Gurgaon.
Earlier, a bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra and Justices Amitava Roy and AM Khanwilkar, said it has already issued a notice on a similar plea filed by the father of the child, who was killed at the Ryan International School.
The Supreme Court earlier had issued notice to the Centre, the Haryana government and the state’s Director General (DG) of Police, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the CBI on a plea seeking a probe by the central agency into the murder of a seven-year-old boy inside the Ryan International School.
After this, the CBSE issued a circular mentioning guidelines to be adopted by all schools for ensuring the safety of the students.
The CBSE, in its circular, directed schools to install CCTV cameras, ensure police verification of staff and regulate entry of outsiders in school building.
(With ANI inputs)