The Child Welfare Committee (CWC), Bhopal, chairperson KS Dubey was removed from the post on December 28 on charges of sexually harassing a woman, besides harassing children, his dismissal letter revealed.
HT has a copy of his dismissal letter. According to the letter, Dubey abused his official powers under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000. The letter also stated that a case under section 354 of Indian Penal Code was registered at Kamla Nagar police station against Dubey for allegedly harassing a woman in his office.
“The conduct of Dubey proved that he is unable to use his powers given as chairman of CWC,” says the letter.
In August 2015, a woman had lodged a complaint of harassment against Dubey at Kamla Nagar police station. In the complaint, the woman alleged that her younger sister was missing and she came to know that her sister was in a girl’s shelter home. When she had gone to take her sister back, the CWC chairman harassed her.
However, CWC chairperson Dubey had dismissed all the allegations and said that the woman’s younger sister had levelled serious charges against the complainant and after that they had lodged a complaint with police. To save herself, the woman hurled false charges against him.
According to a letter, the working of Dubey, who had the powers of first judicial magistrate, was not according to JJ Act.
“According to a letter received from collector, there were complaints at regular interval which came to be known through newspapers regarding disclosing of identities of children, harassment of children and affecting the interest of shelter homes,” stated the letter.
The other complaints include insensitive behaviour with children and failing in preparing child care plan. Following the complaints, divisional commissioner and district collector probed the matter. In the probe letter it was found that Dubey had misused his post and had not performed his duties according to JJ Act.
Dubey, however, said there was a conspiracy against him and that he worked as per the JJ Act.
Dismissal letter of KS Dubey revealed that he abused his official powers under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000
It stated that a case under IPC section 354 was registered against Dubey for allegedly harassing a woman in his office.