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Alleged sexual exploitation by MLA

Saturday, 17 October 2020 | PNS | Dehradun

SCPCR sends second summon to purported victim & her husband

The State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) has sent another summon to the woman who had accused Dwarahat MLA Mahesh Negi of sexual exploitation and her husband for alleged illegal DNA testing of her daughter who she has claimed was allegedly fathered by Negi. Since the woman accused Negi, she has consistently maintained that she had tested the DNA of her daughter and her husband but they did not match. Regarding this claim, the commission had received a complaint letter from a Nainital based lawyer last month stating that it was illegal for the couple to do DNA test of the child without any permission of the authorities concerned.

Taking cognisance of the complaint, the chairperson of SCPCR, Usha Negi had issued a summon to the woman and her husband to appear before the commission on September 19 but both of them were absent without any valid reason. 

Now, the secretary of SCPCR, Jharna Kamthan has sent the second summon to both of them asking them to appear before the commission on October 27 at 3 PM. According to Kamthan, if the woman and her husband fail to appear before the commission again without any valid reason this time, they will have to face consequences under code of civil procedure, 1908. Moreover, Kamthan has also sent a letter to the in-charge of Nehru Colony police station and instructed to ensure the attendance of both in the commission on the due date.

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