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CBI did not investigate Deoria shelter home

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The has not given any report regarding the operation and management of an illegal shelter home in Deoria, Uttar Pradesh, from where 24 girls have been rescued, officials said.

The girls were rescued yesterday from the shelter home after allegation of sexual exploitation of the inmates came to light, prompting the government to swing into a damage control mode by removing the and ordering a high-level probe.

The officials said that on the directions of Allahabad in 2017, the agency has done an inquiry looking into the financial irregularities and misdemeanour of shelter homes running across

said the agency's inquiry was limited to looking into funds allocation and financial misappropriation, if any.

"The CBI did not visit any NGO or specific shelter home in as it was not mandate of its inquiry," he said.

The officials said managers of all such NGOs were called by the CBI to present their financial records.

In the process, a of the NGO was also called to present records during the questioning, they said.

The agency has submitted two reports in the but no preliminary enquiry or FIR was registered by the agency in this connection, they said.

"Twenty-four girls were rescued yesterday from the shelter home at station road in the name of Ma Vindhyawasini Mahila Prakishan Evam Samaj Sewa Sansthan, which has 42 inmates. Eighteen inmates are still missing. We have sealed it," of Police said in

and her husband Mohan Tripathi, who operated the shelter home, and its were arrested.

The SP said the registration of the shelter home was suspended in June 2017 on report of irregularities found by the CBI and the administration gave an order to shift all the inmates from there.

"But the was running the home and told us that the has given a stay. When she was not able to show the court order, the administration sent a team to the shelter home to shift the girls but the did not cooperate," he said.

A case was then registered against and under section 353 of the IPC (Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of duty), the SP said.

said there was a list of 42 inmates staying there.

Taking a serious note of the matter, ordered immediate removal of Magistrate

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First Published: Mon, August 06 2018. 20:25 IST