Not all well at Bishop Cotton School



Not all seems to be going well at the 150-year-old Bishop Cotton School (BCS) here as police on Friday took more than 100 people into preventive custody after they allegedly tried to storm into the premises. The agitators, most of them sacked employees of the school, alleged that the police cane-charged them; however Shimla SP R.M. Sharma denied it.

The problem started in December last year when the school services of 33 employees were terminated for going on strike demanding restoration of three other employees who were suspended earlier for beating up a security personnel.

SP R.M. Sharma said that the protestors were booked under sections 107 and 151 of CrPC and sections 147 and 149 of the IPC for unlawful gathering in the school.Headmaster of BCS R.C. Robinson said classes had to be called off after lunch. Supported by CPIM, the protestors said at least 10 of them were injured during police action. The sacked employees also lodged a complaint at the New Shimla Police Station against the BCS administration for furnishing forged documents to the Labour Court stating that the school administration and the terminated employees had arrived at a compromise.

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