Bhubaneswar, Dec 4 (LocalWire) Amid sexual harassment charges, Dream Centre Shelter Home managing director (MD) Fayaz Rehman has been sent to two-day police custody starting Tuesday.
He will be interrogated by the Dhenkanal police over two days in connection to the incident.
The special Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) court on Monday allowed the Dhenkanal police to take Rehman into their custody.
He was arrested late Friday night, along with the shelter home’s Project Director Simanchal Naik and Assistant Director Udit Lima.
According to police, girls staying at Dream Centre Shelter Home at Beltikiri alleged on Friday the centre’s in-charge Simanchal Naik and managing director Fayaz Rehman sexually harassed them.
Based on their complaint, the police sealed the shelter, run by a non-governmental organization (NGO), on Saturday night in the presence of local Tehsildar and District Child Protection Officer (DCPO).
Naik was arrested, followed by Rehman’s detention.
All inmates have been shifted to an undisclosed place to ensure their safety, said the district administration.
Pertinently, Women and Child Development Minister Prafulla Samal said the centre was not registered with the government and was running illegally.