October 21, 2020

State okay with HC monitoring CBI probe

Patna: The state government is ready for a high court-monitored CBI probe into the Muzaffarpur shelter home case in which at least 29 minor girls were raped at a government-funded facility.

Deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi announced this in the Council on Thursday. His statement came in response to a demand made by Congress MLC Prem Chandra Mishra who said that the CBI probe the state government has recommended should be monitored by the high court.

Sushil said that those seeking court monitoring of the CBI probe should move court, as one matter related to the same issue was being heard by it and they could mention this point during the hearing. He also said that the demand for court-monitored probe was coming from people who didn’t want court-monitored CBI probe of the fodder scam case.

Modi issued a press statement to say on the next date of hearing in high court, the government would request for court-monitored CBI probe.

He also hoped the Opposition would not do a U-turn on CBI action in the railway tender scam and benami property cases. Some RJD MLCs continued standing in the Well of the House and raising anti-government slogans. Amid the din, senior RJD leader Ramchandra Purbey demanded Manju Verma’s removal as minister as her husband’s name has surfaced in the case.

While the Opposition continued attacking the government, JDU MLC Neeraj Kumar said the government was taking action in the case while wondering what the RJD did about so many rape incidents during its reign. Leader of the Opposition Rabri Devi was seen uttering something that could not be heard above the din in the House. As the deadlock continued, vice-chairman Harun Rashid adjourned the House for 20 minutes. Later the House took up questions but nothing could be heard in the din.

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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