Banerjee’s accusation came after arrests of a sister of the religious order, a woman staffer of Nirmal Hriday in Ranchi.
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday accused the BJP of targeting the Mother Teresa-founded Missionaries of Charity and maligning it.
Banerjee’s accusation of the BJP followed the arrests of a sister of the religious order and a woman staffer of Nirmal Hriday, a shelter home run by it, in Ranchi last week for allegedly selling a child born to a minor inmate to a couple from Uttar Pradesh.
“Of the four children allegedly sold (by the shelter home), the third child was rescued today from Simdega. A few people have been detained for questioning in this regard,” Ranchi Senior Superintendent of Police Anis Gupta earlier said. He said the search for the fourth child was on.
Nirmal Hriday provides shelter to girls rescued through the CWC.
The Missionaries of Charity headquarters in Kolkata had issued a statement last week, saying it would take necessary action to find out the truth.
Kumar had also said that the Missionaries of Charity had stopped putting up children for adoption three years ago.