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Pocso case: Teaching, non-teaching staff of Siva Shankar Baba’s school absconding

Chennai, July 18(BPNS)

The Tamil Nadu Crime Branch –CID which is investigating the sexual abuse case against Shiv Sankar Baba, the godman who was arrested and remanded, has reported that five teaching and non-teaching staff of the school are found absconding.

The CB-CID had summoned the five for getting more details regarding the sexual abuse case leveled by the former students against the controversial godman. Siva Sankar Baba is lodged in the Puzhal Central Prison in Chennai after three Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses( Pocso), act was charged against him for sexually abusing children at his Sushil Hari International Residential School.

The CB-CID police found that the residences of all five including Gayatri, the principal of the school, Praveen a teacher, and three other non-teaching staff were found locked when they reached the premises to deliver the summons to them.

The police team wants to interrogate them on the reported statement they had given to the media that” Baba is Great” and that the sexual abuse had not taken in the school premises.

Police are planning to summon all the teaching and non-teaching staff of the school and have asked the school administration to provide the full details of all the staff and non-teaching staff.

Mamallapuram All Woman police station has registered three Pocso cases against Siva Sankar Baba on June 12. The case was transferred to the CB-CID on June 13 and Baba was arrested from his hideout at Chittaranjan Park, New Delhi on June 16.

Police in the FIR had mentioned that one of the complainants had said that when she was a student of the  Sushil Hari International School years ago, the godman had forced her to consume alcohol and forced her to watch porn.

The student had also said that Siva Sankar Baba had spoken to her for two hours and asked her to have regular sex with him.