More girls rescued from Virender Dev Dikshit's Rohini Ashram in Delhi

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 23 December 2017, 05:35 PM

More girls have been rescued from an ashram owned by Virender Dev Dikshit in Rohini after 41 girls allegedly kept under illegal confinement at the ashram were rescued earlier this week.  

The Delhi High Court had on Thursday raised doubts over the ashram's claims that women inmates there were not illegally confined, saying that if they were free, why they were being kept behind locked doors. 

On Friday, the High Court had asked the CBI to trace the founder of the north Delhi-based ashram where girls were allegedly kept under illegal confinement.

A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar has asked Virender Dev Dixit, the founder of the Adhyatmik Vishwa Vidyalaya in North Delhi's Rohini to be present before it on January 4.

The bench had also sought to know why the ashram's founder was not making an appearance if he was genuine and honest.

The high court had also enquired into the financial details of the ashram and sought to know from where they were getting funds to run the institution.

Earlier, the high court had directed the CBI to probe the alleged illegal confinement of girls and women in the ashram where it was claimed, they were kept in "animal-like" conditions behind metal doors in a "fortress" surrounded by barbed wire.

First Published: Saturday, December 23, 2017 02:42 PM
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