Hyderabad: Taking up a petition on child sexual abuse and exploitation in the temple town of Yadadri, the Telangana High Court on Monday refused to hear the interim applications of the seven women and a man who called themselves foster parents of some of the 36 minor girls who were sexually exploited until they were rescued in police raids.
In the interim application, the foster parents had sought the court’s permission to meet the children and talk to them because they have a close attachment to the girls from childhood.
While rejecting their pleas, the division bench of Chief Justice Ragha-vendra Singh Chauhan and Justice Shameem Akhter observed that the petitioners were accused of buying and selling children and their credentials were seriously in doubt.
Further, the court directed the Registry of the High Court to place the report filed by the Commissioner of Police, Rachakonda, which contained details of the action taken against the culprits by the police.
The Rachakonda police raided several brothels and rescued the girls who are now lodged in different rescue homes in Nalgonda and Ran-gareddy districts.