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Delhi: 17-year-old girl gangraped in private school premises; accused arrested

A 17-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by a friend and a security guard inside the premises of a private school in east Delhi’s Jagatpuri area, police said on Monday.The accused were arrested from their homes and slapped with charges under IPC and POCSO Acts.In her complaint, the girl told police that her friend took her to the school on the pretext of job on Monday.They went to an office room inside the school premises where her friend, who is a scrap dealer, and the private school’s security guard raped her, a senior police official said.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The prime accused, who was known to the girl for at least a year, met the girl at a local market yesterday and told her that he had set an appointment with someone at the private school.The accused fled the spot after the incident. The girl went back home and narrated her ordeal to her mother and the matter was later reported to the police, the official said.

Indian Education Society not under RTI: Information panel

After ruling that the John Wilson Education Society is not a public authority, the state information commission (SIC), in yet another such order, has stated that the Indian Education Society, which runs several educational institutes, is not under RTI Act.The order dated November 30 was passed by state information commissioner (Brihanmumbai bench) Ajit Kumar Jain and state information commissioner (Konkan bench) Thanksy Thekkekara.The applicant, Vikram Karandikar, had sought information about pay scale of professors at IES Junior College, Bandra, from the IES. Via another application made separately to the college, he had sought the same details. Both said they are not public authorities.Arguing for the IES to be declared a public authority, Karandikar said the funds the IES receives from the government account for over 33% of its total income and 42% of its total expenditure. It received I-T exemption, he added and also said that the IES had given information about an aided school on the same premises but declined to give information about the college, which is not aided. The society was having a dual policy of coming under RTI, Karandikar claimed.Because the society was bound and regulated by rules of the education department and has to follow rules of the government to provide admission to students, including those from the backward classes, there were more reasons for it coming under the RTI, he said. Karandikar cited an order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on DAV College, wherein information pertaining to non-aided school on the same premises was directed to be given.He argued that the Thalapallam verdict was not applicable as it was not financed by the government. IES, however, put forth two court orders that were stayed and are at the same stage. It also said that the I-T exemption granted to it is because it’s an educational institute and that it has nothing to do with the finances given by the government.It cited the order of Vishya Degree College, wherein the Supreme Court stated that “if an institution has a separate existence of its own without any reference to the statute concerned but is merely government by the statutory provisions, it cannot be said to be a statutory body.”The commission, while taking into consideration various orders, observed that the society, besides having government land, also had its own, from where it runs both aided and unaided institutions. It then ruled that the IES cannot come under the RTI. When called, Karandikar said, “I have just done a plain reading of the order and will look at in detail after sometime.”<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>