Studying in classes 8th and 9th at the 'Ashram' (residential) school in Babhulgaon, the girls alleged that Jadhav often touched them inappropriately on the pretext of administering corporal punishment.
The school is run by a private trust and receives government aid.
The girls had first approached the school superintendent who took them to the police station and lodged a case against Jadhav, said Patil.
An FIR under IPC section 354-A (sexual harassment) and under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act was registered against the teacher, he added.
A separate case under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act was also filed against Jadhav who was sent to judicial custody today by a local court.
Further probe is on, the police officer said.
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