Mumbai: The Thane court on Thursday ordered the local police to investigate charges of vandalism and threat against two Shiv Sena corporators of Thane Municipal Corporation.
A husband and wife duo – Eknath and Ekta Bhoir — had threatened a private school management to reduce fees. In July 2018, the duo had allegedly barged into Azad English High School run by a trust — Manas Shikshan Mandal. They were accompanied by parents of two children. There were around 700 children and 33 staff of the school who were present when the incident took place.
It was said that the parents and the corporators were protesting against the fee hike of the school. The fees per month of the school was rupees 750 which was increased to rupees 850 per month. The corporators forced the school authorities to proclaim before the parents that the fees would be reduced by Rs 100.
According to information, after the incident, one of the officials of the school, approached police for registration of a case. However, he got no response from them and that led him to approach the court with a private complaint.
While moving to the court, the school management said that with the collection of the fee from students, the school is being run and salary is paid to the staff. A new audio-visual facility in air-conditioned room was started by the school for the children and it was only for this that the fee was increased. Moreover, all this was discussed and approved in the parent-teacher meeting.
The court told the local police to investigate the matter and file a report by middle of next month.