Child sex abuse probe may move to Rajasthan
The investigation into the affairs of infamous shelter home, run by one Jaswanti, facing the allegations of sexual abuse of inmates, may move to Rajasthan in coming days for investigation as two of the main members of executive committee of NGO ‘Bharat Vikas Sangh’ including its president Hitender Dutta and treasurer Neta Ram, are residents of district Sirohi in Rajasthan.Updated: May 16, 2012 23:16 IST
The investigation into the affairs of infamous shelter home, run by one Jaswanti, facing the allegations of sexual abuse of inmates, may move to Rajasthan in coming days for investigation as two of the main members of executive committee of NGO ‘Bharat Vikas Sangh’ including its president Hitender Dutta and treasurer Neta Ram, are residents of district Sirohi in Rajasthan.
HT has collected the details from the sources that NGO ‘Bharat Vikas Sangh’ was got registered on July 1, 1994 with under Societies Registration Act, 1860.
It has five members in executive committee of NGO including President Hitender Dutta, Treasurer Neta Ram of district Sirohi in Rajasthan and vice president Munni Devi, secretary Jaswanti, Devi Ram of Rohtak.
Further it has found that the NGO received grants amounting to about Rs. 2 crore under a dozen-odd schemes and programmes of the centre and Haryana government for carrying out activities for child and women welfare, environmental awareness campaign, non-formal education, vocational training, family counselling centres and running a crèche for children, a home for destitute children and a shelter home for women in the past 12 years.
Sources further revealed that the police can call NGO’s president and treasurer for investigation, who are the main functionaries of NGO and they have immense knowledge about financial transactions and other works carried out in past 12 years through NGO by Jaswanti in Rohtak.
Moreover, other members of executive committee including vice president Munni Devi and Devi Ram of Rohtak can also be questioned by police in the coming days.
Inspector General of Police (Rohtak Range), Alok Mittal confirmed that police would soon enquire the role of other members of executive committee of NGO ‘Bharat Vikas Sangh’. He further said that police can call them any time in coming days as they are associated with Jaswanti for past several years and their statements can help the police to reach depth into this case.
On Wednesday, the police found that four more new born babies ‘sold out’ on donation by Jaswanti from her shelter home. On Tuesday, the police department came to know that about six male infants were "sold" by Jaswanti. Now, the total numbers of new born babies have reached to 10 and police teams have been sent to recover babies for their DNA tests.
IG Mittal said that infants were sold out or donated on various amounts ranging from Rs.1000 to Rs.50,000 by Jaswanti. He said that the police have yet to confirm that whether these amounts were used in NGO or personally by Jaswanti.
The police have found on Wednesday that around 15-16 girls were either missing or had been abandoned by Jaswanti with the help of other co-accused, he added.
Deputy Superintendent of police Dharna Yadav told to Hindustan Times that the police have found that most of new born babies sold out, were of girls, housed in shelter home owned by Jaswanti.
Asked about the medical examination of five girl inmates, Yadav confirmed that the PGIMS have not still conducted tests till filling of story on Wednesday and added that examination would be held on Thursday.
First Published: May 16, 2012 23:15 IST