Four children allegedly kept hostage by Patanjali Gurukul in Haridwar released

Four children allegedly kept hostage by Patanjali Gurukul in Haridwar released

Raipur: Four minor children hailing from Gariyaband district of Chhattisgarh who were allegedly kept hostage at a Gurukul in Haridwar have been released after the intervention of chief minister Bhupesh Baghel.

Seeking help from the chief minister, the parents said that their children have been allegedly kept hostage at Vedic girl Gurukulam at Haridwar of Baba Ramdev. They are demanding money to release children. Soon after receiving the information, Gariyaband district administration swung into action and approached the Haridwar district administration for release of children. The Gariyaband district administration has claimed that the children have been handed over to their parents from Gurukulam and that they will leave for their hometown from Haridwar today.

Chief minister Bhupesh Baghel took to twitter on Friday giving information regarding the rescue of these minor children. He said in the tweet that he has received complaint of 4 students of Chhattisgarh being held hostage in Patanjali Gurukul School. The children held hostage have been released at the initiative of the Gariyaband Collector and SP. I wish the children a bright future.

As per officials four minor children from Chhattisgarh were allegedly kept by the Patanjali Gurukul School management forcing the parents to deposit security money of Rs 2 lakh. Children were not allowed to come from school for not depositing money. Soon after receiving the complaint, chief minister gave instructions to the officials concerned to take proper action in the matter. District collector Nileshkumar Mahadev Kshirsagar gave instructions to SP Bhojraj Patel to send a special team for rescuing these children.