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HC to monitor probe into Deora shelter home case

Press Trust of India  |  Allahabad 

The High Court today decided to monitor the investigation into the alleged sex at the shelter home and said it appeared that its owners enjoyed the patronage of some

The bench of D B Bhosale and Justice passed the order while taking suo motu cognizance of on the suspected sexual abuse of the inmates at the by an NGO.

The government had announced yesterday that it will recommend a CBI inquiry in the case.

It seems the owners had got patronage of some or a VIP, the court said while referring to the operation of the shelter even though it was blacklisted.

The court said girls continued to be shifted to the shelter home and no action was being taken against its managers even though the district administration had received complaints.

UP's General told the court that the government will transfer the case to the CBI as soon as it receives approval from the Centre.

The has written to to transfer the probe to the Central Bureau of Investigation, the court was told.

The court fixed August 13 as the next date of hearing.

It directed CBI Gyan Prakash and the state's general to ensure that copies of the statements of all the girls at the shelter home are placed before it on that date.

It said a investigating the case shall remain present in court on the next date.

The court asked the counsels to inform whether any CCTVs are installed in or around the shelter home.

It also wanted to know about the owners of the cars in which the minor girls used to leave the shelter home, according to reports in the media.

told the court that the district had been immediately transferred to ensure a fair investigation.

The shelter was raided on Sunday night after a girl fled from there and reached a police station.

The police then rescued 24 girls from there and said 18 others appeared to be missing.

One girl from the home was later found at an old age shelter run by the same organisation in Gorakhpur.

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 21:35 IST