Two accused in the Apna Ghar sex abuse case were denied bail by the special CBI court here on Tuesday. The court of Najar Singh rejected the bail plea of Sushma and Sheela,while the bail application of Veena has been listed for April 3.
The court denied bail to Sushma,daughter of main accused Jaswant Devi,who was running the shelter home at Rohtak,and Sheela,her cousin. The three accused are at present lodged at Ambala central jail. As per the prosecution,they had collaborated in the sexual exploitation of girls,who were also filmed nude and their videos circulated. One of the relatives of Devi,Jai Bhagwan,and driver Satish allegedly raped the girls.
Prosecution counsel D S Chawla said that the bail was denied by the court after it was contended that granting bail to the accused would impair the investigation.
The shelter home was pulled up after a team of National Commission for Protection of Child Right rescued nearly 120 people,including children and women,from the house following a surprise raid in 2012.
The shelter house was being run by NGO Bharat Vikas Sangh for several years. It has been brought out before the court that inmates of the shelter home were allegedly sexually abused,physically and mentally exploited and were also used as bonded labourers.