WCD Minister @SandeepKumar orders FIR under POCSO provisions
New Delhi: 03/06/2016
Women and Child Welfare Minister @SandeepKumar on Friday ordered the termination of two officials with immediate effect, who were working at the Lajpat Nagar Village Cottage Home for children, and also ordered registration of an FIR against the Superintendant of the Home.
The stern action followed the minister’s inspection of the Home, since he had received information that some girl children had complained about the Home Superintendant having misbehaved with them.
It was also brought to the minister’s notice that the agitated children had protested against such misbehaviour.
On reaching the spot, the minister asked the officials to talk to the children and get their version in presence of women staff members.
It was reported that the Superintendant had allegedly taken minor girls to an isolated room and tried to indulge in physical abuse with them.
It was also brought to notice that a woman welfare officer was also involved in misbehaviour along with this superintendant, and she has also been terminated from service.
After consulting the Child Welfare Committee (CWC), the minister asked them to register an FIR against the Superintendant under the provisions of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO).
He also directed the officials that if the woman welfare officer’s role also amounts to an offence, then her name should also be added in the FIR.