DPS case:Kalorex MD cum CEO Manjula Shroff, others get interim relief from High Court

Ahmedabad: Gujarat High Court has given interim relief to the MD cum CEO of the Kalorex foundation trust that ran Delhi Public School-East here, Manjula P Shroff, its former trustee Hiten Vasant and former principal Anita Dua in connection with a sensational case of fraud regarding alleged faking of documents and not following the legal procedure for obtaining various permissions for the school.

The high court has instructed the police to not to arrest the trio till it takes up the hearing of their appeal against rejection of their anticipatory bail pleas on January 7.

A local court had on December 11 rejected their anticipatory bail pleas observing that they were influential people and might influence the case filed against them if granted bail. After this they have approached the high court saying that they have properties in Ahmedabad and they were ready to face the case.

The school was also recently in limelight for wrong reasons for leasing out its land illegally to the Ashram of controversial self styled god-man and rape-accused Swami Nithyanad.

Now the sword of arrest that was hanging over them won’t fall till at least January 7 ie the next date of hearing in the High Court which is being seen as a major relief to the glamorous educationist and the two others. The police had in the lower court argued that if the trio was give anticipatory bail they could destroy the evidences against them.

The school situated in Hathijan area was in limelight for wrong reasons after it came to fore that it had illegally leased land to the Ashram and School of controversial self styled god-man Swami Nithyanad. Later during investigation it also came to fore that it was not having any CBSE affiliation for class 1 to 8 so far yet it charged hefty fees in the name of it. The trio had forged documents to obtain various permissions and affiliations for the school which was shut earlier but later allowed by the government to run till the end of this session only. It incumbent principal H Puri was also arrested in connection with the illegal leasing out of the land to Nithyanad Ashram. He was later released on bail.


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