Muzaffarpur Shelter Home case: Nitish Kumar orders to handover case to CBI
Patna, July 26: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday ordered Chief Secretary, Principal Home Secretary and DGP to hand over the investigation of the case to Central Bureau of Investigation as the Opposition stepped up its attack on the ruling Janata Dal-United-BJP government in the state. The decision comes after uproar over the case that rocked the state Assembly this week.
Leader of Opposition and RJD lawmaker Tejashwi Yadav alleged that Brajesh Thakur, the patron of an NGO, which ran the shelter home, was associated with the Chief Minister's campaign team in Muzaffarpur during the last Lok Sabha elections.
Yadav also pressed for a High Court-monitored CBI probe into the alleged sexual exploitation of girls at the state-funded shelter home.
Girls of the government-funded shelter home Bihar's Muzaffarpur alleged that one of their fellow inmates was beaten to death and buried at the premises of the facility, and several were raped.
Also, the medical reports of 29 out of 34 inmates of a short stay home for minor girls in Muzaffarpur, which came under the lens following allegations of "mass sexual abuse", has suggested sexual exploitation