Anupama issue: CPM backs Shiju Khan saying he acted according to law


Anavoor Nagappan I Photo: Mathrubhumi

Thiruvananthapuram: In connection with the case related to Anupama’s missing child, the CPM extended support of Shiju Khan, the General Secretary of the Child Welfare Committee. CPM Thiruvananthapuram district secretary Anavoor Nagappan said that Shiju Khan had only done what was required and as per the law.

“Anupama, who first claimed that parents stole her child away, later said in a statement that she herself approached the Child Welfare Committee. Following this, Shiju Khan followed the procedures according to the law. The adoption process takes place after six to seven months. During this period, no one has come forward seeking custody of the child,” said Anavoor Nagappan.

He pointed out that Shiju Khan is unable to disclose the date and procedures related to the adoption since they are legally obliged to maintain the confidentiality of that institution. Some people are trying to undermine the credibility of the Child Welfare Committee before realising the situation, he added.

Meanwhile, the government had earlier come out in support of Shiju Khan. The Health Minister defended Child Welfare Committee in the assembly and pointed out that decisions were made as per the law.

But Anupama retorted that how Anavoor Nagappan could say that the Child Welfare Committee had met all the criteria during the investigation of the case. She told the media that her parents took the child from her to take care of the child.

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