Delhi: Following a complaint raised by the parents, on April 20, a team led by a local Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) raided the premises of the K R Mangalam School’s GK-II branch and found that it was illegally storing petrol and diesel in the fuel tank in its underground.

As per reports, according to the deputy chief minister, Manish Sisodia, parents of children of the respective school came to him on April 16 and complained about a “number of irregularities” on part of the school, including the existence of underground fuel tank.

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“I then ordered the chief secretary to send a team of SDM, Delhi Jal Board, fire department, police and concerned departments to the school,” he said.

“Our officers found a fuel tank in the basement of school building besides illegal water borewell on the premises. Students were sitting on a ticking bomb in this school,” he mentioned with concern.

“Today, I have ordered an FIR against the school for endangering the safety of students and residents of nearby areas…I want to tell parents that if they have any doubt about the safety of their children, they can complain against schools,” he said.

Even though there was no immediate reaction on behalf of the school, the deputy chief minister, who is also the education minister mentioned that the Government probe was underway.

A quick inquiry set up on behalf of the Government in the capital. A right action taken at the right time saves lives. Meanwhile, Sisodia said that he will hold a review meeting with officers and will interact with parents on the issue as well.

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