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Vasant Kunj maid rescue: Court refuses bail to woman employer

PTI | Last Updated: Friday, November 8, 2013 - 17:52

New Delhi: A 50-year-old woman, arrested for allegedly assaulting and illegally confining a domestic help in her house here, was on Friday refused bail by a Delhi court.

Additional Sessions Judge Daya Prakash dismissed the bail plea of accused Vandana Dhir who is at present lodged under judicial custody.

Dhir and a placement agent, Dorothy, were arrested in connection with the case lodged under the IPC, the Bonded Labour Act, the SC/ST Act and under the Juvenile Justice (care and protection of children) Act.

A sessions court had on October 30 granted bail to Dorothy who had arranged the maid for Dhir.

The domestic help was rescued by a joint team of NGO Shakti Vahini and Delhi Police from Dhir`s Vasant Kunj house on the evening of September 30 this year.

The victim, a resident of Jharkhand, had been working as a domestic help at Dhir`s house and was admitted to Safdarjung Hospital with serious injuries.

A magisterial court had on October 7 dismissed Dhir`s bail plea.

Earlier, the court had directed the police to probe the condition of other girls who could have been employed through the placement agency run by Dorothy.

First Published: Friday, November 8, 2013 - 17:52

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