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Manoj Tiwari visits Delhi school which confined students to basement

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

BJP chief today visited a school in Hauz Qazi area of the city where 16 kindergarten students were allegedly confined to the basement over non-payment of fees.

Tiwari, accompanied by party leaders, also met some parents who were protesting outside the school premises.

The questioned Delhi's Imran Hussain, who also holds the Food and Civil Supplies portfolio, over the incident, saying the school was close to his camp office in the area.

"People want to know what steps he took about the incident before it was highlighted by the media," said.

The incident came to light after the police was informed by some parents that 16 children were confined to the school's basement by their teachers between 7 am to 12 noon on Monday in central Delhi's Hauz Qazi area, the police had said yesterday.

A case was registered against the school authorities, the police said, adding that they were looking for the person responsible for the incident.

Chief Minister has sought a report from the department on the incident and will visit the school with his deputy tomorrow.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 21:10 IST