Category: Preet Mandir – child trafficking

Adoption ‘Orphanage’ Preet Mandir

Since last 10 years Preet Mandir has been under suspicion of sourcing children from poor families and selling children for intercountry adoptions. Advait Foundation from Mumbai & Sakhee from Pune filed a Criminal Writ Petitions against Preet Mandir in Mumbai High Court and High Court recently ordered CBI to reinvestigate, as a previous investigation had… Read more »

Adoption agency to close down, 25 kids to be shifted

Source: Nisha Nambiar : Pune, Tue Nov 19 2013 Gujarat snooping case: SC to hear suspended IAS officer Sharma’s plea in Dec Pune-based adoption agency Preet Mandir has decided to close its child care and adoption activities and has written to the Women and Child Welfare Department to transfer the children from its Kalyani Nagar… Read more »

Grandmother Kisabai Lokhande

Grandmother Kisabai Lokhande placed her two grandchildren in for temporary care, education and protection in the Observation Home Satara (boarding school). From there the girls were transferred to the children home Preet Mandir in Pune.  From there the two grandchildren were, without their grandmother’s consent or knowledge, given to adoptive parents in Spain the mediation of… Read more »

Preet Mandir adoption racket: Court rejects J K Mittal’s discharge plea

Source: – Mubarak Ansari Tuesday, 23 July 2013 PUNE: A special CBI court recently rejected the discharge plea of J K Mittal, the then chairman of the Central Adoption Resource Agency (CARA), from his alleged involvement in ‘child adoption racket’ run by city-based Preet Mandir. The CBI investigated 70 in-country and five inter-country adoption cases… Read more »

Preet Mandir adoption racket: 3 accused file discharge pleas

Source: ‘the court is likely to pass an order on the discharge AADITI JATHAR LAKADE 7 August 2012 The main accused in the adoption racket case, Joginder Singh Bhasin (72), his wife Mahinder (68) and son Gurpreet (43) have filed pleas before the CBI special court of D R Mahajan seeking discharge from the charges… Read more »

Adoption agency at it again, now charges ‘donations’

Source: Nisha Nambiar Posted: May 08, 2012 at 0108 hrs Adoption agency at it again, now charges ‘donations’Preet Mandir, a Pune-based adoption agency that gained notoreity over alleged malpractices last year, is in the news again for reasons that seem as ignoble as the earlier charges. A CBI chargsheet notwithstanding, the agency, which has… Read more »

Grandmother’s investigation plea against Preet Mandir dismissed

Date: 2012-01-05 Source: Asseem Shaikh TNN Pune: A special court’s refusal on Tuesday to issue direction to the Central Bureau of Investigation to further probe into the inter-country adoption racket, involving the city-based Preet Mandir, has left a 70-year-old woman distressed in her fight against the adoption centre to get back her two granddaughters. Kisabai Tulsiram… Read more »


Date:  2011-10-19 Source: Kaumudi Gurjar Special CBI judge takes serious note of MiD DAY expose, tells Preetmandir former managing trustee J S Bhasin not to violate court order again by entering orphanage premises LESS than four months since a MiD DAY sting operation at the Preetmandir orphanage showed former managing trustee J S Bhasin… Read more »