Chargesheet filed in Muzaffarnagar ashram Child abuse case

  • | Friday | 7th August, 2020

District child protection officer Mohammad Mushfakeen, who is also overseeing the rehabilitation of the children, said the children will stay on in Muzaffarnagar until their statements are recorded before the magistrate.

In 25 days since the sexual exploitation of a 10 children at a Muzaffarnagar ashram surfaced, a chargesheet has been filed against the godman and his assistant who ran the ashram, retaining the stringent sections under the FIR had been filed and adding two more.

“The chargesheet was filed in court on Tuesday with two additional charges under the Juvenile Justice Act and the SC/ST Act,” Bhopa station house officer Sanjeev Kumar said. The godman, Bhakti Bhushan Govind, and his assistant Mohan Das, had earlier been arrested with charges under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act and Section 377 of the IPC (unnatural offences). The maximum terms for these changes range from seven years to life. The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court had last week, asked the state department of woman and child development to file a report on the case.

District child protection officer Mohammad Mushfakeen, who is also overseeing the rehabilitation of the children, said the children will stay on in Muzaffarnagar until their statements are recorded before the magistrate. “We have spoken to the administration of ditricts the children are from (about sending them home).  



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