Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
14-December-2011 16:08 IST
Sainik School at Tilaiya, Ranchi

The number of students studying in Sainik School, Tilaiya is 870 at present.News clippings were telecast on different channels on 14th November, 2011 and thereafter showing the cadets of Sainik School, Tilaiya being beaten by senior cadets.

An internal enquiry has been conducted by the school authorities in the matter. A senior officer of the rank of Brigadier was sent by the Ministry of Defence to investigate the matter. It has been revealed during the enquiry that the incident in question occurred during November, 2010. However, the matter was not reported by the victims to the school authorities at that time. The culprits passed out from the school in March 2011. The Hon'ble High Court of Jharkhand has taken cognizance of the media reports and directed the State Government authorities to investigate the matter. The Ministry of Defence would take appropriate action against the culprits as per the provisions of law.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri Avinash Rai Khanna in Rajya Sabha today.