Arrested teacher sent on judicial remand

By Sirajuddin

PESHAWAR: A local court in Chitral sent the principal of a private school to jail on judicial remand for assaulting minor students. Meanwhile, the education board in Peshawar has cancelled the registration of the private school in Drosh ad imposed a fine of Rs50,000 on its owner.

Drosh police registered a first information report under the Child Protection Act against the principal of the Learners Public School, Drosh.

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The teacher, identified as Inamul Kabir, was soon arrested after a video of him assaulting students was picked up by the mainstream media.

Police presented the teacher to the court of a judicial magistrate, after which Kabir was sent to jail on judicial remand for a week.

An eyewitness present at the court said the teacher “seemed nervous” and regretted his actions.

The National Assembly in 2013 unanimously adopted a bill providing up to one-year imprisonment and up to Rs50,000 penalty for the person found guilty of inflicting corporal punishment on children. The bill was aimed at protecting dignity of the children as human rights.–Dawn

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