Category: Preet Mandir – child trafficking

Bhasin’s Preet Mandir entry: Inquiry ordered

Source: Women and Child Development Department takes note of court order violation by orphanage’s former managing trustee, asks District Women and Child Officer to submit report on incident After a MiD DAY sting operation exposed the violation of a court order by Preet Mandir’s former managing trustee J S Bhasin, the Women and Child… Read more »

What are you doing in Preet Mandir, Mr Bhasin?

Source: By: Parth Satam and Kaumudi Gurjar Date: 2011-06-30 Place: Pune Despite court order restraining Preet Mandir’s former managing trustee JS Bhasin — an accused in an adoption racket — from entering orphanage, MiD DAY finds him flipping through office files on the premises Even as the Preet Mandir orphanage controversy rages on in… Read more »

Preet Mandir: Four get bail in adoption racket

Source:   TNN | Apr 29, 2011, 12.06am IST PUNE: The court of special judge S V Lathkar on Thursday granted bail to four suspects who are allegedly involved in an inter-country adoption racket.   The suspects include city-based Preet Mandir’s managing trustee Joginder Singh Bhasin’s wife Mahinder (68) and son Gurupreet (42), former social… Read more »

Adoption cases: City activist files PIL against exposing unwed mothers

Source: Posted: Tue Apr 12 2011 City-based child rights activist Jyoti Ronghe has filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Bombay High Court raising the issue of non-government organisations – Adwait Foundation and Sakhee – exposing unwed mothers in adoption cases in the Preet Mandir case. With reference to the Preet Mandir case, the… Read more »

CBI chargesheets six in Preet Mandir adoption racket case

Source: By: Kaumudi Gurjar Date: 2011-03-09 Place: Pune Investigation agency says it’s detected 75 illegal inter- and intra-country adoptions The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a chargesheet against six accused in the Preet Mandir illegal adoptions case, including three former trustees and a public servant.

Unwed women made to deliver babies for foreign adoptions: CBI

Source:  By Ishfaq Naseem, 09/03/2011 The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), in a chargesheet filed before Special Judge S N Sardesai on Tuesday, accused adoption agency Preet Mandir of making unwed women deliver children for adoptions by foreign nationals at huge sums of money. The agency also blamed former managing trustee Joginder Singh Bhasin,… Read more »

CBI files chargesheet in Preet Mandir case

Source:    It contains names of 114 witnesses, 168 documents against accused Vijay Chavan Posted On Wednesday, March 09, 2011 at 06:03:07 AM The Special Crime Branch of the CBI on Tuesday filed an 87-page chargesheet against six accused including trustees of Preet Mandir and then chairman of Child Adoption Resource Agency (CARA) for their… Read more »

After 18 months, adoptions at Pune’s Preet Mandir resume

Source: Published: Saturday, Feb 5, 2011, 10:11 IST By Bhagyashree Kulthe | Place: Pune | Agency: DNA A ray of hope has dawned upon a number of orphans in Preet Mandir, whose adoptions had been held up for the last one-and-a-half years. On Thursday, a 2-year-old girl was finally united with her South African… Read more »

South African woman waiting to adopt from Preetmandir asks activist to drop her demand for inquiry

Date: 2010-11-05 Source: The president of an NGO called Sakhee on Wednesday allegedly received a threat call from a South African woman waiting to adopt a baby from city-based Preetmandir. The caller asked the social activist, Anjali Pawar, to discontinue her efforts to ensure an investigation into whether the children waiting for adoption at… Read more »

Who did Italian job on Preetmandir?

Source:  By: Kaumudi Gurjar Date: 2010-11-02 Place: Pune Online appeal in Italian on popular social networking site asks for donations of 1.5 euros to feed children in city orphanage. If an appeal on a social networking website is successful, Italians will soon be pitching in to feed the 131 children housed at Preetmandir.