Allahabad HC tells SIT to produce woman ‘detained’ in Deoria shelter home

  • | Tuesday | 26th February, 2019

Later, the victims were sent to various safe places under the court’s direction.The high court had passed the order on the petition on February 22. Hence, she cannot be detained indefinitely during the investigation of case and, therefore, should be set free by the authorities concerned. Police had rescued 24 inmates earlierALLAHABAD: Acting on a petition filed by a man claiming that her wife is illegally lodged in Deoria shelter home, the Allahabad high court has directed the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to produce the alleged detenu before the court on February 27. Having heard claims of the petitioner, a division bench comprising Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Saurabh Shyam Shamshery directed the SIT officers to produce the detained woman before it on February 27, the next date of hearing.On August 5, 2018, the police had raided the Deoria shelter home after a minor girl escaped from the home and informed the police about the horrific sexual harassment its inmates allegedly faced. In the raid, police had rescued 24 inmates and arrested shelter home manager Girija Tripathi, her husband Mohan Tripathi and daughters Kanchan Lata Tripathi and Kanak Lata Tripathi.Subsequently, on August 8, 2018, the high court had taken suo motu cognizance of reports published in newspapers in connection with the Deoria shelter home and said it would monitor investigation into the alleged sex racket being run from the home.

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