Chandigarh: The Haryana government on Sunday withdrew the Indira Gandhi Mahila Shakti award given to Jaswanti Devi, the owner of the controversial shelter home at Rohtak where many women and children inmates were abused and her membership from the juvenile justice panel has also been cancelled.
The state government has also suspended Jaswanti Devi's brother from the education department.
The state health department has been ordered to carry out medical examination of inmates of all shelter home across Haryana after four more shelters across the state came under the government's scanner. In fact the shelter where the rescued girls were sent is among them.
Biometric data of children and inmates will be gathered and all the state NGOs and shelter homes have been asked to register with government compulsorily by June 20.
Meanwhile, the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government is busy trying to pass the buck for its oversight that led Jaswanti Devi being awarded the first Indira Gandhi Nari Shakti award.
Shelter homes currently being investigated are Apna Ghar in Rohtak, Bal Kunj in Chachraulli-Yamunanagar, Royal in Hansi, Suparna Ka Angan in Gurgaon. There was systemic failure in Haryana in terms of monitoring and supervision of shelter homes.