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Muzaffarpur Shelter Home: CBI releases accused Brajesh Thakur's son after questioning

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    New Delhi, Aug 12: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday prime accused in the shelter home sex scandal, Brajesh Thakur's son after questioning. He had been detained yesterday. The CBI team, which had reached Thakur's Sahu Road residence at around 9 am, left at around 8 pm with his son Rahul Anand.

    Muzaffarpur Shelter Home: CBI releases accused Brajesh Thakurs son after questioning

    Anand is the publisher and editor of Hindi daily "Pratah Kamal", the office of which is situated within the same premises as the residence and the shelter home which have since been sealed.

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    The CBI team, which was also accompanied by a number of forensic experts, is understood to have inspected the shelter home after getting its seal opened, and collected documents and other items it found to be of value in the investigation.

    Thakur, who is in jail, heads the NGO Seva Sankalp Evam Vika Samiti, which ran the state-funded shelter home where sexual abuse of more than 30 inmates has been confirmed in medical tests.

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    The Bihar government had cancelled the registration of the NGO earlier this week.

    Sexual exploitation of girls at the shelter home first came to light in the report of a socia audit conducted by Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, which was submitted to the state social welfare department in April.

    The FIR in the case was registered on May 31 against 11 people, including Thakur. On July 26, the Bihar government recommended a CBI inquiry in the matter.

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    Bihar social welfare department minister Manju Verma had to resign after links of her husband with the key accused Brajesh Thakur surfaced.

    (with PTI inputs)

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