//HC raps school for result row

HC raps school for result row

New Delhi (PTI): Expressing strong displeasure at the manner in which the local police had conducted investigations, Delhi High Court has directed the anti-forgery section of the crime branch to conduct a fresh probe into the alleged manipulation of a student’s report card by school authorities. Justice R.C. Jain, while ordering the new probe, asked the crime branch sleuths to pinpoint the persons responsible for manipulating the report card of the student Vishal Singh Rathore and submit a report within six weeks.

Vishal, a Class XI student of Little Flowers Public Senior Secondary School, Shivaji Park, Shahdara, was declared “failed” in 2004 by the school authorities. However, the boy’s father, M.P. Singh Rathore, alleged that initially the school had declared that Vishal had passed in “compartment”, but when his parents approached the authorities, they insisted on being paid Rs 25,000 to declare Vishal as “passed”.