Whistleblower on baby sale ignored by retired judge, two Jharkhand bureaucrats?

The national child rights body has questioned the role of a retired Jharkhand High Court judge and two senior IAS officers who allegedly “suppressed” an alarm against a possible baby-sellin

Published: 31st July 2018 05:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st July 2018 08:08 AM   |  A+A-

Missionaries of Charity nun Koncilia was recently arrested for allegedly selling newborn babies in Ranchi, Jharkhand (Photo | PTI)

Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The national child rights body has questioned the role of a retired Jharkhand High Court judge and two senior IAS officers who allegedly “suppressed” an alarm against a possible baby-selling racket in shelter homes run by the Missionaries of Charity’s branch in Ranchi over four years ago.

A sister and another worker at Nirmal Hriday, a home in Ranchi that provides shelter to unwed mothers, were arrested a few weeks ago on the charge of selling a baby for Rs 1.2 lakh. 

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During its visit to Nirmal Hriday in Ranchi, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights learnt that a whistleblower had been “unfairly” removed from his post in January 2014 when he tried to probe its activities following a tip-off.

Om Prakash Singh was appointed the chairman of the Child Welfare Committee in Ranchi in October 2013. Barely three months later, he was suspended by a selection committee under the state social welfare department, when he tried to get nosey.

The selection committee was chaired by a retired Jharkhand high court judge and had two senior bureaucrats in the state social welfare department, apart from two NGO workers, as it members.

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  • sajeendran

    They are all hand in glove and would go to any extent to remain scot free. By the way the Lutiens media would never bring such issues, cause, it does not suite their narrative...
    3 months ago reply
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