Some of the areas which need immediate attention, according to the representation by NGOs, are “suspension of staff named by children who are involved in abetting the escape and supplying intoxicating substances till further inquiry, security personnel deployment for safety of children and juveniles who disclosed information of those involved, a ban on mobile phones and personal belongings of staff and visitors within the premises, and the introduction of surprise supervisory visits to the institution”, the NGOs have said in the representation.
The representation was signed by Child Welfare Committee (CWC) member Audrey Pinto, Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) members Prachi Khadeparkar and Cyanna Mendes and NGO SCAN’s director Emidio Pinho.
The racket came to light after Porvorim police on Sunday arrested caretaker Videsh Mandrekar. They suspect that two more caretakers are involved in the racket. Mandrekar has been booked for criminal conspiracy. His bail application was rejected by the court.