October 19, 2020 7:09:50 pm
Three major college lecturers in Gujarat’s Chhota Udepur district are on the run after being booked in a Prohibition case on Saturday, following viral movies that purportedly confirmed them in an inebriated state, partying inside a classroom of the Gunder major college in Sankheda.
The FIR, based mostly on the criticism of the Taluka Education Officer, refers back to the alleged incident as ‘Kaifi pina tatha, masaharni mejbani nu ayojan kari, masaharni mehfil’ (Consumption of alcohol and an expansion of non-vegetarian dishes) –– a time period that finds point out within the FIR 5 occasions.
Two of the three lecturers are the Head and Deputy Head Teacher of the Gunder major college, whereas the third is hooked up to a different major college in Ajitpura in Vadodara district.
The incident occurred on October 15, when the lecturers have been allegedly partying contained in the college from 6pm to midnight, the FIR states. Local villagers, who raided the premises after midnight, filmed movies of the room the place the lecturers have been discovered with a number of empty bottles of alcohol and a vessel stuffed with an ‘egg pulav’ preparation. In the movies, the villagers are seen checking the rice vessel with a spatula and heard concluding that it’s “solely egg pulav”. They additionally discover a plastic bag with damaged egg shells and different objects used to arrange the dish.
The video, schooling division officers stated, went viral on October 16, after which, the District Development Officer (DDO) ordered an inquiry. A group of officers of the district schooling division visited the college the identical day and located the Head and Deputy Head Teachers on the premises, whereas the trainer from Vadodara had left.
The FIR registered on the Sankheda police station on October 17, underneath numerous sections of the prohibition Act based mostly on a criticism filed by Jignesh Vankar, the incharge taluka officer, states that it “seems that the three lecturers have been residing contained in the premises of the first college”, which has been closed because the Covid-19 lockdown.
The FIR states that aside from bedding objects, the schooling division groups additionally discovered utensils and kitchen objects “wanted for a keep”.
“We additionally discovered a bottle of international model of whiskey within the chamber of the top trainer, which contained about 150ml of alcohol,” Vankar has stated within the FIR.
Vankar stated within the FIR that the district schooling division determined to pursue a case in opposition to the three lecturers as a result of “the prison act is in opposition to the anticipated conduct of a trainer and this can be very damaging to the fame of an academic institute”.
While the 2 lecturers hooked up to Gunder major college have been suspended, Vadodara Distict Primary Education Officer Archana Chaudhary stated motion is but to be initiated in opposition to the trainer from Ajitpura college, because the division “has not acquired any official communication from the administration of Chhota Udepur or the police”.
Police stated the three lecturers are on the run since Saturday.
A Gunder villager stated the locals had been watching the lecturers misusing their entry to the premises for a number of weeks. “A number of weeks in the past, that they had one other occasion by which extra individuals have been concerned and we may hear their drunken riot. They had additionally cooked non-vegetarian dishes. But we couldn’t catch them. So we determined to maintain a watch on their subsequent gathering and expose them red-handed. This is unbecoming of a trainer,” the villager stated.
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