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Monday, 14 December 2020

No bail for Adarsh school chairman

Tribune News Service

Faridkot, December 13

The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge, Faridkot, declined pre-arrest bail to the chairman of the management committee of three Government Adarsh Schools for the alleged offence of misappropriating teachers' salaries.

The daughter of the chairman, who is presently working as a principal in one of these schools, has also been denied bail as the court observed that the allegations against the accused were serious.

"Keeping in view the facts and circumstances of the case, custodial interrogation of the accused is eminently required, so this case is not fit for grant of pre-arrest bail," observed the court in its orders.

After investigating a complaint received from a teacher, the Faridkot police had registered a criminal case against Narinder Singh Randhawa, chairman of the Sukh Sagar Welfare Association, and his daughter Harsimran Kaur, for the offence of cheating last week. It is alleged that the accused faked some receipts to misappropriate the funds received from the school Education Department to disburse among the teachers as salary.

The department had allotted the management of three Government Adarsh Schools — one in Moga and two in Faridkot — to Ludhiana-based Sukh Sagar Avenue Welfare Society under the private public partnership (PPP) mode on August 12, 2016.

Under the PPP mode, the state government spends Rs 1,852 per student per month in 24 Adarsh schools in the state. These funds are provided to the management.

Funds 'bungled'

  • A criminal case was registered last week against Narinder Singh Randhawa, chairman of the Sukh Sagar Welfare Association, and his daughter Harsimran Kaur for cheating
  • It is alleged that the accused faked some receipts to misappropriate the funds received from the school Education Department to disburse among the teachers as salary
  • Under the PPP mode, the government spends Rs1,852/student per month in 24 Adarsh schools in the state. These funds are provided to the management


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