Muzaffarpur rape incidents: Bihar Governor suspends six assistant directors of social welfare dept

Patna, Aug 5: Bihar Governor Satyapal Malik has suspended six officials of a state child protection unit, including the Assistant Director of state Social Welfare Department for negligence in their duty in the wake of the Opposition’s demand to take stringent actions against the rape of 34 minor girls at a shelter home in Muzaffarpur district.

The accused officer – Devesh Kumar was suspended for the delay in taking action after TISS social audit report.Bihar Governor Satyapal Malik has asked for a detailed probe into the report of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).

The six Assistant Directors of the unit have been suspended on grounds that they did not act despite being informed over the ill treatment meted out to children at shelter homes.

The officers were from Muzaffarpur, Munger, Araria, Madhubani, Bhagalpur and Bhojpur districts.

The CBI is currently investigating case.

Bihar Governor Satyapal Malik had written a letter to Chief Justice of the Patna High Court, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to monitor shelter homes across the state.

The Governor had suggested the trio on formation fast-track courts for immediate disposal of sexual abuse cases.

The horror came to light when the Bihar Social Welfare Department filed an FIR based on a social audit of the shelter home conducted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

An FIR was registered against him on May 31. He is in the judicial custody. as the POCSO court reportedly denied to grant his custody to the police.



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