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Muzaffarpur shelter home case: SC shocked to know girls in the shelter home were drugged, so they can be raped; said, 'what is going on?'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 30 October 2018, 16:57 IST

The Supreme Court bench on Tuesday was shocked to know that the girls in the shelter home were drugged so that they could be sexually assaulted when advocate informed it during court proceedings.

Supreme Court expresses shock when advocate informs it that girls in the shelter home were given drugs, says, “These girls are being injected with drugs so that they can be raped. What is this going on?”


The top court also ordered the transfer of Brijesh Thakur, the main accused in Muzaffarpur shelter home case, to a high-security jail in Punjab's Patiala. The court slammed the Bihar government for not arresting former minister Manju Verma.

Slamming Bihar government over not arresting Manju Verma, Supreme Court told Bihar government that “Just because Manju Verma happens to be cabinet minister of Bihar government, it doesn’t make her above the law. The whole thing is highly suspicious. Why has she not been arrested? It’s too much. Nobody is bothered about the law."

Brajesh Thakur is the main accused in the Muzaffarpur Shelter home case who and his staff were involved in illegally taking funds from the state government in the name of shelter home.

More than 40 minor girls were allegedly sexually assaulted over a period of time in the shelter home which was run by Thakur's state-funded non- governmental organisation (NGO). The NGO was blacklisted and the girls were shifted to shelter homes in Patna and Madhubani.

Supreme Court also seeks a list of CBI officers investigating the case from September 20 till now, by October 31.

Also read: Muzaffarpur shelter home case: Accused Brajesh Thakur transferred to Punjab's Patiala jail from Bihar, directs SC

First published: 30 October 2018, 16:57 IST
 
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