PUDUCHERRY: Demanding a CBI probe into the child prostitution racket, busted recently, the Student Federation of India (SFI) on Friday said that only an inquiry by an outside agency could bring out the whole truth.
Speaking to the media after sumitting a memorandum to Lt Governor Virendra Kataria and Chief Minister N Rangasamy to press the demand, the SFI leader A Anand has also called for settign up a Fast Track Court to try expeditiously the case and punish the gulity.
Anand said that an identification parade should be held to identify all those involved in the case.
Further, he also demanded that committees be constituted in all educational institutions to inquire into the sexual harassment complaints.
The Union Territory administration was also urged to revive the State Women’s Commission, which remains defucnt for the last three years.
It may be recalled that the CB-CID sleuths nabbed five people, Pushpa, Rahman Khan, Gayatri, Manickam and Arogya Mary after busting the racket following a complaint by the Child Welfare Committee (CWC). The arrested were booked under various sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act, 2012, and under the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act 1956.
Enticing minor girls promising money and a comfortable life, the gang would offer themsoft drinks laced with sedatives and later bring in clients. Video recordings of the girls with the clients were also taken and used to blackmail them later.