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Dhenkanal shelter home case district police took accused Fayaz Rahman on remand

Dhenkanal:5/12/18: In another development in the Dhenkanal shelter home case, the district police today again took accused Fayaz Rahman on remand for two more days.

Earlier, Dhenkanal police took Rahman, head of ‘Good News India’ NGO and the main accused in the sexual harassment of girls, on a two-day remand for questioning and further probe.

After Rahman’s remand period ended today, the special POCSO court here again allowed the police to take him on a two-day remand.

According to sources, the cops are likely to quiz him about the illegal functioning of the shelter home for the last two years and alleged sexual harassment of girls there.

Sources said the shelter home was operating for the last two years without registration under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015. Reportedly, the shelter home has been sealed by the district administration.

It may be mentioned here that there are 22 shelter homes of Good News India illegally running at different places of the State. District collectors have been directed to shut down those centres and take appropriate legal action against the concerned authorities.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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