DCW re­quests DPC to trace nine girls miss­ing from shel­ter home

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Delhi Com­mis­sion for Women (DCW) Chief, Swati Mali­wal, met with the Delhi Po­lice Com­mis­sioner on Fri­day on the is­sue of the nine girls gone miss­ing from a gov­ern­ment-run shel­ter home — San­skar Ashram. She ap­pealed to him to put all avail­able re­sources in trac­ing the miss­ing girls.

The nine girls were trans­ferred from a shel­ter home in Dwarka to San­skar Ashram for Girls on May 4, 2018, on or­ders of the Child Wel­fare Com­mit­tee-VII. The girls were vic­tims of hu­man traf­fick­ing and com­mer­cial sex­ual ex­ploita­tion, and there was a pos­si­bil­ity of the traf­fick­ers/brothel own­ers kid­nap­ping these girls.

On the in­ter­ven­ing night of De­cem­ber 1 and 2, nine mi­nor girls who were res­i­dents of San­skar Ashram for Girls, Dil­shad Gar­den went miss­ing from the home and the home au­thor­i­ties claim not to have a clue on how and when these girls went miss­ing.

“DCW Chief ap­pealed to the Po­lice Com­mis­sioner to di­rect the Crime Branch to reach the core of the mat­ter and as­cer­tain the link­age of the traf­fick­ers with shel­ter home au­thor­i­ties as well as po­lice. She ex­pressed her dis­be­lief that the nine girls can go miss­ing from a gov­ern­ment-run shel­ter home without the knowl­edge and con­nivance of the au­thor­i­ties

She in­formed the Po­lice Com­mis­sioner that of the 9 girls gone miss­ing, one 15-year-old girl upon her res­cue by DCW had in­formed the po­lice that she had been raped by twenty men daily in GB road and when the Com­mis­sion’s team was coming to res­cue her, the po­lice col­lided with the traf­fick­ers to try and hide her. While the Com­mis­sion had en­sured that her state­ments were con­verted into an FIR, no ac­tion has been taken against the of­fi­cer. Hence, DCW Chief ex­pressed her ap­pre­hen­sion that po­lice of­fi­cers may also be in­volved in the re-traf­fick­ing of the girls,” stated the re­lease shared by the Com­mis­sion.

DCW Chief Swati Mali­wal

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