After 67 minor girls were rescued from a hotel in Rajsthan's Rajsamand district last week, an FIR was registered by the police on Monday. Member of the state Commission for Protection of Child Rights asserted that the incident is linked to self-styled godman Virendra Dev Dixit' ashram.
The girls hailing from not only Nepal but also from many Indian states like Chhattisgarh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, were rescued from the hotel by a joint team of the police and the children welfare committee (CWC) on July 4. All were aged between five and 16 years.
The cops said they were probing the entire incident.
"We have registered an FIR against unnamed accused. We are investigating whether the organisation that wrongfully confined the girls has links to Virdendra Dev Dixit," SHO Rajnagar police station Dinesh Kumar said.
S P Singh, a member of Rajasthan State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, said the organisation that illegally confined the minors was linked to the ashram of self-styled godman Dixit.
"The links of organisation that wrongfully confined the girls at a hotel have been found with the ashram of absconding spiritual guru Virendra Dev Dixit," said Singh.
(With PTI inputs)