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High Court asks SP to file report in sexual abuse case

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Jan 18 - Based on a report published in The Assam Tribune on December 20, 2018, the Gauhati High Court today asked the Superintendent of Police (SP), Sivasagar to submit a detailed report on the sexual abuse case in a children�s home in the district.

The Court had taken a suo moto public interest litigation (number 1/2019) based on the news report published in this newspaper titled �Sexual abuse in Sivasagar children�s home�.

Taking note of the news report in its entirety, a division bench comprising Chief Justice AS Bopanna and Justice Arup Goswami Court fixed January 28 as the next date of hearing on which date the SP concerned has been directed to submit the detailed report on the investigation.

Advocate Siddhartha Shankar Dey appeared as the amicus curie in the case.

The Assam Tribune had reported allegations of sexual and physical abuse inflicted on three girl inmates of the children�s home by its superintendent and the housemother of the home along with the need for reviewing the functioning of all the children homes in the State.

Miquel Das Queah of Utsah, a child rights organisation, also took up the matter and also wrote to the Chief Minister demanding closure of the home and justice for the victims.

Although the superintendent of the children home in question, Parag Goswami, could not be reached at the time of filing the report, he later contacted this correspondent claiming innocence.

Goswami alleged that he has been framed by some people with vested interest.

�The allegations brought against me are fabricated with no basis. The inmates of the home were misled to level allegations against me. Truth will prevail. I have full faith on the justice delivery system,� Goswami had asserted.

The respondents in the case are Department of Social welfare, Home and Political department, Director General of Assam Police and Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights.

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High Court asks SP to file report in sexual abuse case

GUWAHATI, Jan 18 - Based on a report published in The Assam Tribune on December 20, 2018, the Gauhati High Court today asked the Superintendent of Police (SP), Sivasagar to submit a detailed report on the sexual abuse case in a children�s home in the district.

The Court had taken a suo moto public interest litigation (number 1/2019) based on the news report published in this newspaper titled �Sexual abuse in Sivasagar children�s home�.

Taking note of the news report in its entirety, a division bench comprising Chief Justice AS Bopanna and Justice Arup Goswami Court fixed January 28 as the next date of hearing on which date the SP concerned has been directed to submit the detailed report on the investigation.

Advocate Siddhartha Shankar Dey appeared as the amicus curie in the case.

The Assam Tribune had reported allegations of sexual and physical abuse inflicted on three girl inmates of the children�s home by its superintendent and the housemother of the home along with the need for reviewing the functioning of all the children homes in the State.

Miquel Das Queah of Utsah, a child rights organisation, also took up the matter and also wrote to the Chief Minister demanding closure of the home and justice for the victims.

Although the superintendent of the children home in question, Parag Goswami, could not be reached at the time of filing the report, he later contacted this correspondent claiming innocence.

Goswami alleged that he has been framed by some people with vested interest.

�The allegations brought against me are fabricated with no basis. The inmates of the home were misled to level allegations against me. Truth will prevail. I have full faith on the justice delivery system,� Goswami had asserted.

The respondents in the case are Department of Social welfare, Home and Political department, Director General of Assam Police and Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights.

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