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Registration of Naga Blind Children Home cancelled


Proprietor booked under POCSO Act

Dimapur, February 25: Taking cognisance of the gross violation and offences committed by the Director/Proprietor of the Naga Blind Children Home, Ao Khel, Notun Bosti Dimapur, K Yapang Longkumer against children in his care, the Department of Social Welfare Nagaland revoked and cancelled the registration of the Children Home to run as CCI under Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015.
A press release issued by Secretary and Commissioner to the Government of Nagaland, Department of Social Welfare & Chairman, Child Protection Services, Nagaland, alleged that the Director cum Proprietor K. Yapang Longkumer abused physically, mentally and sexually the persons with disabilities including minors residing in Naga Blind Children Home run by him.
A total of 6 boys and 6 girls were rescued from the home.
A suo moto 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. (Page News Service)