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NCPCR summons officers to discuss Rohtak shelter home issue

chandigarh Updated: May 13, 2012 13:23 IST
Jatinder Kohli

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, has issued summons to Rohtak deputy commissioner and other officers in the wake of a raid by a NCPCR team at a shelter home run by one Jaswanti on Wednesday last, where alleged sexual abuse of some inmates had occurred.


Those issued summons also include financial commissioner and principal secretary of women and child development; financial commissioner and principal secretary of school education; financial commissioner and principal secretary health, director general of police; Gurgaon deputy commissioner, Gurgaon commissioner of police and Faridabad deputy commissioner and commissioner of police.

In its communiqué to the Rohtak DC, the Commission said it would discuss the issue of sexual and physical abuse of inmates at 'Bharat Vikas Sangh' shelter home at Srinagar Colony on Rohtak, which is registered under Section 34(3) of Justice Juvenile Act, but no mechanisms prescribed for the protection of children was put in place.

The Commission said that this was yet another case of colossal collapse of the administration on the child rights issue, which otherwise needs zero tolerance.

Meanwhile, hinting at the involvement of certain influential officers and persons close to Hooda government, the main accused and owner of a shelter home raided by National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has claimed she was a "victim of conspiracy" against her.

Speaking to media persons for the first time after her arrest in a sexual abuse case at her shelter home, Jaswanti alleged that the state government was trying to save its officials in the case.
Jaswanti, who was taken for identification at her shelter home by police at Shri Nagar Colony in Rohtak on Saturday, questioned why these higher officials and influential persons kept quiet during their visits to her shelter home and even her residence and enjoyed her hospitality. She said that she had enough proof of their visits in the records of the shelter home.