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Children Home director booked

DIMAPUR, FEB 25 (NPN) | Publish Date: 2/25/2020 12:40:14 PM IST
Taking cognisance of the gross violation and offences committed by K. Yapang Longkumer, the director cum proprietor of the Naga Blind Children Home, Ao Khel, Notun Bosti Dimapur, against children in his care, the Department of Social Welfare Nagaland has revoked and cancelled the registration of the Children Home to run as CCI under Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015.
In a press release, secretary and commissioner, department of social welfare, and chairman, child protection services, Nagaland, stated that K Yapang Longkumer was alleged to have abused physically, mentally and sexually the persons with disabilities including minors residing in Naga Blind Children Home run by him. A total of six boys and six girls were rescued from the home.  A suo motu FIR was filed against the alleged accused by the Women PS Dimapur and he was booked under POCSO Act 2012.
The offence attracts serious penalties under Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act 2015, POCSO Act 2012, and RPwD (Rights of Persons with Disabilities) Act 2016.  
The office of the State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities Nagaland has also taken cognisance of the case. The case is under trail in Special Court Dimapur.

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