Officials raid four illegal shelter homes in Jajpur
Jajpur, Dec 6: The Jajpur district administration on Thursday raided five illegal orphanage and shelter homes being run by Non- Government Organizations in the tribal dominated villages of Sukinda and Danagadi blocks of Jajpur district
During an investigation, the officials had found a foreign missionary illegally running a boys’ hostel at Nadiabhanga village and a girls home at Bausanali village under Danagadi block.
“During our investigation, we found a foreign missionary has been illegally running a boys hostel at Nadiabhanga village and a girls home at Bausanali village under Danagadi block. 70 boys and 50 girls were reading in both the centers. We also raided two children homes at Gobaraghai village was being run by a New Delhi based NGO since last three years,” said Niranjan Kar the District Child Protection Officer (DCPO), Jajpur.
He said the officials also seized some registers and other documents.
“Our preliminary investigation has revealed that all the homes were not registered. We are also probing the funding sources of all these shelter homes,” said Kar.
Nearly 70 boys and 50 girls were reading at both the centers, he said.