Ashish Gupta SSP Ranchi, the arrested nun
Ashish Gupta SSP Ranchi, the arrested nun

3 recovered in Missionaries of Charity child trafficking case

ANI | Updated: Jul 14, 2018 18:44 IST

Ranchi (Jharkhand) [India], July 14: Three children have been recovered in the child trafficking case in Missionaries of Charity in Jharkhand on Saturday.
The search for the fourth child is in underway.
The police received news that the children were sold to various couples.
One of the arrested nuns of Missionaries of Charity said that she sold two more babies, but does not know where they are now.
" I have sold two more babies. I don't know where they are now," said the arrested nun.
Speaking on the issue Ashish Gupta, Senior Superintendent of Police, Ranchi said they do not know the exact number of how many students are missing, but as per the information they received from the District Social Welfare Officer around 120 children were admitted.
"We do not have the exact numbers of the children missing, but as per the information we got the DSW, 120 children were admitted here from since 2016. The children were sold to the couples for monetary benefits," said the SSP.
Speaking about the nuns, the senior police official said that nuns have confessed their involvement in the case, also the recoveries were made on the basis of their confession.
"The nuns have confessed that they were involved in the trafficking of the children. Their confession helped us to recover the kids. Their confession has been recorded. They are being interrogated further. There will be developments in the case as the facts come to light," added Gupta.
The two nuns of Missionaries of Charity were arrested on July 5 in relation to the case.
The nuns violated Section 40 of the Juvenile Justice Act and have booked under Section 8- and 81 of the JJ Act.
Additional Director General (Law and Order), Jharkhand RR Mallik requested for a CBI inquiry in the case and also to seize all accounts of Missionaries of Charity and five of its associate organisations on July 11.
Members of the Child Welfare Committee (CWC), Ranchi and the police interrogated the nuns at the premises of Missionaries of Charity, 'Nirmal Hriday' on July 4, following which an FIR was lodged on the grounds of trafficking underage tribal girls.
The CWC in the recent past has been constantly monitoring the situation at the Missionaries of Charity. (ANI)