The Organised Crime Wing of Crime Branch has arrested Janaseva Shishubhavan chairman Jose K Maveli for covering up the alleged sexual harassment of children that happened inside the orphanage.
The Crime Branch also arrested the 19-year-old Tamil Nadu native, who committed the sexual abuse when he was a minor, and Robin Mathai, a computer operator with the Sisubhavan, for covering up the crime. As per the information sourced from the police, the sexual abuse took place nearly one-and-a-half years ago.
Jose K Maveli has been arrested under sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO), Crime Branch DySP Rustom, who is the investigating officer in the case revealed.
“He has been arrested under POCSO. There is a particular section in POCSO, 21 (2) that if any information regarding POCSO violation takes place by the authorities, it has to be reported before the police officer concerned or at a police station. If a person in charge of an institution fails to do so, he has committed an offence under this section. The actual offence was committed by a former inmate one and half years ago. He was a minor then and is now 18 years old,” the officer added.