September 28, 2020

Bihar government to move court on Monday for monitoring Muzaffarpur probe

After handing over the probe into 34 rapes at a govt-aided shelter home in Muzaffarpur to the CBI, Bihar govt on Monday will be moving the Patna High Court praying for the probe to be monitored by it.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar while breaking his silence on this incident has said that he wanted the CBI probe to be monitored by the Patna High Court.

The govt will approach the Patna High Court on Monday and pray for it to monitor the ongoing CBI investigations in the Muzaffarpur shelter home incident, informed Neeraj Kumar, JDU spokesperson.

RJD leader Tejaswi Yadav has also been demanding that the Supreme Court or the Patna High Court to supervise the CBI probe as he believed that the investigations are likely to be influenced by the govt. The RJD leader has alleged that there is involvement of politicians and officials and did not trust the probe by the central agency completely.

JDU slammed RJD leader calling his allegations baseless. Throwing a challenge to Tejaswi, JDU demanded him to submit evidence in the Court on in support of his allegations along with govts prayer for a court-monitored probe.

We demand Tejaswi to present evidence in the court on the charges he is leveling otherwise it will be interpreted that he is only doing politics in this case, said the JDU spokesperson.

On the other hand, the Bihar govt on Saturday suspended six officers, all deputy directors of the social welfare department in Muzaffarpur, Araria, Madhubani, Bhagalpur, Munger and Bhojpur for failing to act despite Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) report highlighting atrocities being meted out to the girl at the shelter homes. The government has also revoked the arms license issued to shelter homeowner Brajesh Thakur.

Thakur, who owned a pistol and rifle, has been asked to return it back to the government with 48 hours. It may be mentioned that the govt last week had blacklisted 30 organizations run by Brajesh Thakur and stopped all govt funding to his facilities.

Courtesy: India Today

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