Left Seeks CBI Probe into Child Prostitution Racket

Published: 27th August 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th August 2014 03:39 AM   |  A+A-


PUDUCHERRY: Left party members and activists of various organisations on Tuesday submitted a petition to the Lieutenant Governor (in-charge) Ajay Kumar Singh demanding that the probe into the child prostitution racket be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation.

Activists of the All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA), National Federation of Indian Women (NFIW), Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI), All India Youth Federation (AIYF), Students Federation of India (SFI) and the All India Students Federation (AISF) took out a rally towards Raj Niwas to press forth their demand.

However, the police put up barricades near the Head Post Office to prevent them from proceeding further. The protestors then tried to break the police cordon, but failed. They then insisted on a meeting the L-G (in-charge). Seven representatives, including Chandra (AIDWA), Hemalatha (NFIW) and Saravanan (DYFI),  met Ajay Kumar Singh.

They charged that the investigation in the case was being delayed as efforts were being made to protect a few government officials, including police officials, allegedly involved in the case.

A case had been registered following a complaint from Child Welfare Committee (CWC) chairperson Dr Vidyaa Ramkumar and the investigation handed over to the CB-CID. However, there was a suspicion that the police were suppressing facts, they told the L-G.


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