Sehore : In the presence of police and local district administrative employees and police, a child marriage programme took place here. According to sources, the child marriage incident held in the rural area of Ashta block of the district on intervening nights of Sunday and Monday. The Tehsil headquarter had got the information about the child marriage programme and a joint team of civil and police administration reached at the village, but they could not stop the child marriage programme due to their negligence. The sources said that the Tehsil headquarter Ashta police station received a tip-off that a child marriage programme is taking place at the ward number 2 in Ashta .

Immediately the police station employees sent the information to child and women department’s official concerned and asked them to stop the child marriage programme. Seeing seriousness of the complaint, a third grade employee was sent by women and child welfare department office along with the police team at the spot.

Meanwhile, a government official posted outside of district was also present in the child marriage programme and forced the administrative police team members to kept mum and did not interfere the going on child marriage programme. With result, the child marriage took place in the town in-spite of police and administrative team’s presence at the spot.

On being contacted the women empowerment officer Ranjeeta Babre said that FIRs will be lodged against the responsible official, who interrupted in the government duties and forced the administrative and police team members to took back their action and return from there.

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