Nagaland: Pastor sent to judicial remand for alleged child trafficking

A local court sent a pastor to 15 days in judicial remand in connection with an alleged child trafficking case in Jaipur.

Kohima: A local court sent a pastor to 15 days in judicial remand in connection with an alleged child trafficking case in Jaipur.

Dimapur district session court judge sent Pastor Jacob John to judicial remand when he was produced before it for trial in the case yesterday.

The public prosecutor and the defence counsel examined John and six witnesses. Remaining five witnesses, including the investigating officer would be examined on a later date.

Jacob was arrested in March 2013 by the Rajasthan police after it was detected that he was running illegal homes in Jaipur for children trafficked from the northeast.

Eight of the 53 children rescued from the illegal homes are from Nagaland.

The investigation was subsequently handed over to Nagaland police after a case was registered against him at Jalukie police station under Peren district.

A case of sexual abuse was also filed against the pastor following information that some of the children in the homes were sexually abused.

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