High Court to monitor probe into Deora shelter home case
The Allahabad High Court today decided to monitor the investigation into the alleged sex racket at the Deoria shelter home and said it appeared that its owners enjoyed the patronage of some politician.
The bench of Chief Justice D B Bhosale and Justice Yashwant Varma passed the order while taking suo motu cognizance of media reports on the suspected sexual abuse of the inmates at the Ma Vindhyavasini shelter by an NGO.
The Uttar Pradesh government had announced yesterday that it will recommend a CBI inquiry in the case.
The state government has written to the Union Home Ministry 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 said a responsible officer investigating the case shall remain present in court on the next date.
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.
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