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  Metros   Delhi  29 Apr 2018  Ghaziabad cleric sent to 1-day police remand

Ghaziabad cleric sent to 1-day police remand

ANI
Published : Apr 29, 2018, 6:01 am IST
Updated : Apr 29, 2018, 6:01 am IST

According to reports, the girl went missing after she went to the market on April 21.

He was arrested under POCSO Act on Friday. A juvenile allegedly kidnapped the 12-year-old victim and raped her at the madrasa.
 He was arrested under POCSO Act on Friday. A juvenile allegedly kidnapped the 12-year-old victim and raped her at the madrasa.

Ghazipur: The cleric of the madrasa at Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad, where a minor girl was allegedly raped, was sent to one-day police custody by a Delhi court, on Saturday.

He was arrested under POCSO Act on Friday. A juvenile allegedly kidnapped the 12-year-old victim and raped her at the madrasa.

Advocate Sharfuddin Zakariya, representing the cleric, told reporters, "The (cleric) is saying he is innocent, he is just the owner of the madrasa."

Police told the court that to carry out an investigation inside the madarsa where the incident took place, they would need the cleric along with them.

According to reports, the girl went missing after she went to the market on April 21.

After a case was registered in this regard by the victim's father, the police found a CCTV footage in which the accused was seen taking the girl along with him.

The police subsequently traced the juvenile and apprehended him, they and rescued the girl, on April 22. — ANO

The accused minor was sent to a juvenile  home.

Tags: pocso, delhi court, cctv