Pune: Tuition teacher booked for teaching students at her residence amid COVID-19 lockdown

ST Staff
Tuesday, 7 July 2020

A 55-year-old teacher in Pimpri-Chinchwad area started her home tuitions based on which police have booked a case against her

Pimpri: Though the Maharashtra government has given relaxations on the coronavirus lockdown, schools, colleges and other educational institutes are not allowed to function. Despite the guidelines and advisory, a 55-year-old teacher in Pimpri-Chinchwad area started her home tuitions based on which police have booked a case against her.

Although the Maharashtra State government has started with ‘Mission Begin Again’ in the fifth phase of the lockdown the businesses are operating on small scales and the academic year of schools and colleges has started online teaching but the decision of its reopening is not yet clear.

On the backdrop of violating lockdown norms, the case was lodged at Chinchwad police station which falls under the jurisdiction of the Pimpri-Chinchwad commissionerate against Sulbha Shashikant Zankar (55), a resident of Balwant Darshan society in Tanajinagar, Chinchwad.

The incident had come to light after the local Right to Information (RTI) activist Pradip Naik informed the police about Zankar taking home tuitions. Based on which the police inspected her residence and caught her red-handed while teaching a group of children.

Chinchwad police station staff Police Naik Laxman Damse and police constable Arun Walhe visited the spot on Monday and found that five students were teaching in the house.

According to the police officials, "The city is getting worse day by day and everyone should take care of themselves and others by strictly following the rules of lockdown announced by the government and local administration. We have booked the teacher for violating the norm and guidelines laid down by Unlock 2.0."

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