CBI takes over Deoria shelter home case

first_imgNew Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation has officially taken over the Deoria shelter home case, registering two FIRs in the matter and booking both Girija Tripathi, the Director of the NGO that was accused of drugging young girls and forcing them into prostitution for powerful and wealthy clients, and here daughter, Kanchan Lata Tripathi, a Superintendent of the NGO.The CBI was asked to take over the investigation in this case by the Uttar Pradesh Government last August, after news of a 13-year-old girl, running away from the shelter came in the public domain. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The girl had gotten in touch with someone from the 181 helpline number for women and made a statement about what used to happen at Maa Vindhyavashini Mahila Prashikshan Sansthan, the infamous NGO. Major concern swept over the case after it was revealed that police authorities and district administrators had failed to perform their duties as they kept sending troubled women and young girls to the shelter home, even after it was de-recognised by the government after an earlier CBI probe had flagged it for financial irregularities. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KWhile taking the call to finally hand over the shelter home case to the central probe agency, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had acknowledged the negligence of district administration officials and also said that the District Magistrate of the area, who was then suspended, would also face charges in the charge-sheet. According to the escaped girl, women and girls at the shelter home were often subjected various forms of sexual harassment and assault and that Girija Tripathi would often threaten to kill the older women if they thought of disclosing the details of what happened in the shelter home to the police. The CBI has registered two FIRs in the case, one based on the complaint of the escaped 13-year-old girl and the other based on the complaint of the then-District Probationary Officer, who when had gone to the shelter home to rescue the women and children was subjected to a slew of vulgarities by Girija Tripathi’s daughter, Kanchan Lata. Both these cases were first registered by the UP Police, and have been taken over by the CBI, as is, according to the procedure. In fact, local police officials have said that they continued to send rescued girls and women to the shelter home even after it was de-recognised, because there were no other premises to serve that purpose around that area. Horrific details had come forward after the case first came to light, including the fact that Girija Tripathi was a prominent feature of government programmes even after her shelter home was de-recognised. At one such mass marriage event organised by the social welfare department of the UP Government, a then Cabinet minister of the state government was also present.last_img

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