Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday issued a stern warning to Rabia Public School, where 16 kindergarten students were allegedly detained in a basement over non-payment of fees.   

Kejriwal visited the school along with deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday and interacted with the principal Naheed Usmani. They were accompanied by the Delhi environment minister Imran Hussain, who is also an MLA from the Ballimaran constituency, under which the school comes.   

Kejriwal warned the school authorities that this kind of treatment towards children would not be tolerated and the Delhi government and the police would take action.

He said an inquiry would be ordered to look into the matter. Kejriwal and Sisodia also interacted with students and teachers there. The chief minister had on Wednesday sought a report from the education department on the case.

The matter came to light after some parents informed police that 16 children were confined in the basement of the school by their teachers between 7am to 12 noon in central Delhi's Hauz Qazi area.

A case was registered against the school authorities, police said, adding that they were looking for the person responsible for the incident.

On Wednesday, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari had visited the school.