Following the incident, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia has directed Chief Secretary to suspend senior officers on DCW Chairperson's representation.
9 girls have gone missing from Sanskar Ashram shelter home in Delhi’s Dilshad Garden area. Following the incident, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia has directed Chief Secretary to suspend senior officers on DCW Chairperson’s representation, news agency ANI has reported. News 18 Hindi reported that girls had gone missing between 1-2 December. An FIR has been registered in Delhi’s GTB Enclave area, the report said.
Writing a letter, the Delhi Deputy CM said the Department of Women and Child Development has “failed” in its duty to provide a safe and secure environment for the women in the national capital. Sisodia further flagged the matter as “extremely serious” and it raises a “serious doubt” on intention of the DCW officials. “In view of the same, it is directed that the district officer, north east, WCD and Superintendent, SAG Home are immediately placed under suspension and their charge is given to competent and sensitive officers,” the letter said.
Further, the DCW claimed that the missing of these girls was discovered after six months on December 2 following which a case was registered. The DCW alleged that they were victims of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation and also claimed that brothel owners might have kidnapped them.
This was the second such incident reported on Monday. Earlier, an NGO-run shelter home was sealed in Odisha’s Dhenkanal district and two people, including its managing director, were arrested on allegations that the minor inmates there were sexually abused. However, no accusation of any abuse has emerged in Delhi’s Sanskar Ashram so far.