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Jharkhand CM orders probe into selling of baby by staff of shelter home run by Missionaries of Charity

Press Trust of India  |  Ranchi 

today ordered a probe by State Child Protection Commission (JSCPC) into the selling of a baby by the staff of a shelter home run by Missionaries of Charity here.

A woman staffer and a sister of Nirmal Hriday, a shelter home run by the Missionaries of Charity at here, were arrested last week for allegedly selling a child born to a minor inmate of the home to a Uttar Pradesh-based couple.

The ordered a probe by the commission into the selling of the baby, an official release stated.

The said stringent action would be taken against the non-governmental organisations indulging in sale of infants and exploitation of pregnant women, it stated.

Reviewing State Child Protection Commission, Das said the commission would identify such institutions indulging in wrongdoing and submit its report to the government by August 15.

Action would be taken against any institution indulging in such activities, the release said.

of (CWC) Rupa Verma had on Wednesday filed a complaint against staffer Anima Indwar for allegedly selling an infant boy to a UP-based couple.

The next day, the staffer and the sister were arrested in the case.

The provides shelter to girls who are rescued through the CWC.

Subsequently, the CWC had shifted 22 kids of and Shishu Niketan, both run by Mother Teresa-founded Missionaries of Charity. The shelter home was also sealed.

Expressing shock over the incident, the Missionaries of in Kolkata had on Friday issued a statement, saying it would take necessary action to find out the truth.

"We are shocked at such news, which totally goes against the value and ethics espoused by the Missionaries of Charity (MIC), the nuns and its founder. The MIC is looking into the allegations against the accused employees in with all seriousness," Sunita Kumar, a of the foundation, said.

Kumar, in the statement, also clarified that the Missionaries of Charity had stopped putting up children for adoption three years ago.

In her complaint, Verma had said that a couple from UP's district approached the CWC after Nirmal Hriday allegedly took away the child they had given them on May 14.

The couple told Verma that they had to pay Rs 1.2 lakh to the shelter home on May 1 to get custody of the baby boy.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 20:25 IST
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