Chandigarh: Opposition INLD Chief O P Chautala on Thursday demanded a judicial probe by a sitting judge of High Court or Supreme Court into allegations that inmates of Apna Ghar shelter home in Rohtak in Haryana were raped by some police officials.

"Connivance of state police force in this .... is most unfortunate and the state government cannot escape its responsibility," he alleged in a statement here.

Demanding judicial probe by a sitting judge of the High Court or Supreme Court, Chautala said, the culprits including police personnel must be brought to book and punished to prevent recurrence of such inhuman acts.

Lashing out at Bhupinder Singh Hooda government, Chautala alleged that the state government had completely failed in keeping a check on such "heinous" crimes against innocent destitute girls.

He said incidents in Rohtak, Gurgaon and Chachrauli have exposed the collapsing administrative and police machinery in the state.

Chautala dubbed as eye-wash the constitution of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) of police official by Haryana DGP to probe the matter.

He questioned the "silence" of the Chief Minister and his party colleagues on this incident which occurred in his home town and demanded resignation of the Hooda government.

Apna Ghar had landed in controversy when a team of National Commission for Protection of Child Right (NCPCR) rescued nearly 120 people including children, girls and women from the shelter home after carrying out a surprise raid on May 9 last. The inmates of Apna Home at Rohtak were allegedly subjected to sexual abuse, physical and mental exploitation and used as bonded labour.


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