Muzaffarpur, Aug 11: The CBI is set to grill Brajesh Thakur, the prime accused in the infamous shelter home in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district where 34 girls were allegedly raped over a period of time.
Another team of Central Bureau of Investigation and Central Forensic Science Laboratory has arrived at the shelter home for further investigation. The team will also visit accused Brajesh Thakur’s residence and newspaper office.
Meanwhile, the Bihar government has cancelled the registration of Brajesh Thakur’s NGO and his bank accounts has been frozen.
#MuzaffarpurShelterHome case: A team of Central Bureau of Investigation and Central Forensic Science Laboratory has arrived at the shelter home for further investigation. The team will also visit accused Brajesh Thakur's residence and newspaper office. #Bihar pic.twitter.com/TUn1qjZdoh
— ANI (@ANI) August 11, 2018
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.
The Patna High Court has given 2 weeks time to the Central Bureau of Investigation to submit a report on Muzaffarpur shelter home case sex scandal case.
The Patna High Court decided to monitor the investigation into the rape of 34 minor girls in a shelter home in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district.
A bench comprising Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice Rajeev Ranjan Prasad directed the CBI to submit the details and posted the matter for hearing after two weeks.The court has asked Bihar governmnet to provide details on rehabilitation of the inmates of shelter home.
The court has also ordered a speedy trial of the case.
The court was hearing a bunch of petitions filed by three individuals – Santosh Kumar, Navneet Kumar and Saleem Madavoor – in connection with the shelter home case.
An FIR was lodged on May 31 against 11 persons, including Brajesh Thakur, the owner of the NGO ‘Seva Sankalp Evam Vikas Samiti’ which ran the shelter home for destitute girls funded by the government.Ten out of the 11 accused, including Thakur, were arrested on June 3.
Police submitted the chargesheet against the 10 accused on July 26 before Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) court in Muzaffarpur.
The shelter home was sealed after the sexual abuse of girl inmates came to light during a social audit by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. The report was submitted to the state Social Welfare Department, which directed officials to lodge a complaint.