The Supreme Court on Monday pulled up the Uttar Pradesh government for a shoddy probe into a case lodged in Muzaffarnagar against a woman teacher, who allegedly encouraged her students to slap a Muslim classmate and made communal remarks at a private school.

The court also sought a report from the Uttar Pradesh government on the implementation of the Right To Education Act or RTE in the state, besides ensuring proper counselling for the victim child and other students involved in the incident.

A bench of Justices Abhay S Oka and Pankaj Mithal directed the Uttar Pradesh government to appoint a senior IPS officer to probe the case, terming the incident as “serious”.

Directing that the IPS officer shall file a report in the apex court, the bench asked the state government to conduct counselling of the victim and other students, who were involved in the case, by professional counsellors.

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