On 13/01/13, information was received by Insp. Arti Sharma of Special Investigation Team, Crime Branch, Delhi that one lady namely Geeta is running placement agency in JJ Colony, Shakur Pur, Delhi and is exploiting minor children under the garb of placement agency. A raiding party comprising of Insp. Arti Sharma, ASI Hem Karan, ASI Suresh Kumar, HC Rajinder, HC Bahadur, Ct. Dabbu and Ct. Gyaneshwar formed under the overall supervision of ACP Satpal Gupta. After developing the information, a raid was conducted, at E-164, 2nd Floor, J.J. Colony Shakur Pur with officials of NGO “Shakti Vahini” Delhi. Ms. Geeta Sahini w/o Laxman Sahini r/o E-164, JJ Colony, Shakur Pur, PS Subhash Place, Delhi was found to have confined six minor children (four girls and
two boys). The juveniles were rescued. During enquiry one juvenile girl stated that placement agency owner Geeta Sahini had taken all her earnings and in spite of that the she had not sent her back to her native village. On her statement a case vide FIR No. 10 dated 13/01/2013 u/s 344 IPC & 23/26 JJ Act was registered at P.S. Crime Branch and the accused Geeta Sahini was arrested. During investigation it was revealed that accused Geeta Sahini was running placement agency with the name and title of “Geeta Enterprises” collaborating with one Shyam Kumar Yadav who is also running a placement agency namely “Jeevan Jyoti Enterprises”. Both of them used to exploit minor children whom they employed as domestic help by charging high placement fee and both also did not pay the juveniles their dues. On 17.01.2013 accused Shyam Kumar Yadav has also been arrested in this case. All six children are presently in the custody of Child Welfare Committee, Kingsway Camp, Delhi. Parent/Guardians of the juveniles have been informed.
Interrogation of the accused persons has revealed that the children are available as cheapest labour. The probability of children leaving employment is very low. Both the accused maximize their profits by employing children in their client’s house. Shyam used to collect salary of juveniles from their employers and when children intended to go back then the accused kept postponing the same on some pretext or other.
PROFILE OF THE ACCUSED PERSONS:
- Geeta Sahini w/o Laxman Sahini r/o E-164, 2nd Floor, JJ Colony, Shakur Pur, Delhi (age 40 years)– She originally hails from Village Gerkata, Distt. Jalpaigudi, West Bengal. Earlier she worked in Britania Bakery. She is running a placement agency namely “Geeta Enterprises” from her house.
- Shyam Kumar Yadav s/o Bittoo Yadav r/o F-222/223, 1st Floor, JJ Colony, Shakur Pur, Delhi (age 33 Years) – He is permanent resident of Vill. Inarwa, Distt. Motihari, Bihar. He is presently residing in JJ Colony, Shakur Pur, Delhi. He is running a placement agency with the name of Jeevan Jyoti Enterprises since 2007. He came into contact with accused Geeta Sahini in 2009 and used to collect money from the employers of juvenile but did not pay the dues to the juveniles.