MCD conducts demolition drive in Rohini ashram

ANI | Updated: Jan 30, 2018 19:56 IST

New Delhi [India], January 30 (ANI): The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) on Tuesday conducted a demolition drive in Rohini's ashram where more than 40 girls were allegedly kept in an illegal confinement.

The ashram belongs to a self-proclaimed godman Baba Virendra Dev Dixit.

Earlier this month, the Delhi High Court appointed a committee to file a status report in connection with the case.

In December last year, a rescue operation was carried out at the ashram after the High Court formed a panel consisting of lawyers and Delhi Commission of Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal.

The rescued girls were later sent to shelter homes.

The Special Investigation Team (SIT), which is probing the matter, had earlier said that they have rescued a number of minors from the ashram, but have not yet found any contact details of their family members.

On January 3, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered three cases against Dixit. (ANI)

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