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CBI moves plea for taking DNA samples of 3 accused

chandigarh Updated: Oct 10, 2012 19:54 IST
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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday moved an application before a special magistrate, Haryana, for taking DNA samples of three accused in the Rohtak's Apna Ghar case.

The investigating agency told the CBI special magistrate wanted to ascertain the father of a baby girl, born to a 20-year-old deaf and mute girl who was rescued from the shelter home during the raid of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on May 9. The victim had given birth to the baby girl on September 16.

The CBI wanted to match the baby girl's DNA sample with that of Jai Bhagwan's, son-in-law of Apna Ghar caretaker Jaswanti Devi; driver Satish's; and Jaswanti's brother Jaswant Singh's.

The victim is now living at Swadhar with her daughter, a shelter home run by the Haryana women and child development department in Bhiwani.

A total of 103 children were rescued from Apna Ghar, helmed by Jaswanti, following a raid by the NCPCR at the shelter home on May 9.

Later, the high court had constituted a four-member committee of lawyers that submitted in its report that inmates were subjected to physical and sexual assault by Jaswanti, her relatives and policemen. The case was handed over to the CBI, which registered an FIR on July 12.

The investigating agency has so far filed chargesheet against Jaswanti, Jaswant Singh, Jaswanti's daughter Simmi, Jai Bhagwan, Satish, counsellor of shelter home Veena and Satish's sister Sheila.