Patna, July 29: The CBI on Sunday has registered a case on the request of Bihar Government and further notification from Govt of India and taken over the investigation case related to mental, physical & sexual exploitation of girl children residing at a government-funded shelter home in Muzaffarpur.
The case has been registered against Officers and employees of Balika Grih, Muzaffarpur under section 120(B), 376, 34 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 4, 6, 8,10,12 of POCSO. It is alleged that officials/employees of Balika Grih run by Seva Sankalp Evam Vikash Samiti used to mentality, physically&sexually exploit girls residing there.
Earlier, the Nitish Kumar government had recommended a probe into the alleged sexual abuse of at least 29 girls at the shelter home. The recommendation was made hours before the Patna High Court was scheduled to take up the case amid the Opposition's demand that a CBI probe be ordered under the Court's supervision.
The recommendation came two days after the Bihar Police Chief K S Dwivedi had ruled out an independent probe by the CBI expressing satisfaction with the probe by the local police.