New Delhi: CBI has started a probe into the alleged sexual abuse of inmates of Apna Ghar shelter home in Rohtak, Haryana, as it registered a case against the caretaker and her son-in-law.
Soon after registering a case of alleged rape, wrongful confinement, criminal intimidation and relevant sections of immoral trafficking Act and Bonded Labour Act among others, a team of CBI officials from Chandigarh reached the site, agency sources said.
CBI sources said they collected the FIR, in which the shelter’s home caretaker Jaswanti and her son-in-law Jai Bhagwan are named, from the local police station and relevant documents related to the case.
They said the CBI team also spoke to people living in the locality about the shelter home. They said CBI would soon be meeting inmates of the shelter home who were allegedly abused during their stay.
Instances of sexual abuse and othe forms of torture of inmates of Apna Ghar came to light after a National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) team carried out a surprise raid on May 9 and rescued nearly 120 people, including 90 minors and women.
The scandal-hit home, run by NGO Bharat Vikas Sangh, was sealed on June 9, three days after Haryana Police DGP R S Dalal announced the constitution of a Special Investigative Team to probe the case.
Police have so far arrested seven persons, including Jaswanti, her daughter Sushma, alias Simmi, Jai Bhagwan and four others.