New Delhi, Jun 14 (PTI) A shelter home in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur was sealed and 46 minor girls were rescued after it was found that a sex-racket was being run in the facility, the Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry said today. Also Read - Govt Apathy: Villagers In Bihar's Gaya Construct Bridge That Had Been Pending For 30 Years!

Acting on a tip-off, an inspection was conducted recently by the Bihar State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (BSCPCR) and the manager of the shelter home was arrested. Also Read - Gift to Poll-Bound Bihar: PM Modi Inaugurates Historic Kosi Rail Mega Bridge Through Video Conference

The ministry tweeted, “Acting promptly on a complaint received from a citizen about sex racket in a shelter home for girls in Muzaffarpur, we got it inspected by the Bihar State Commission for Protection of Child Rights.” In a letter dated June 12 to the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, BSCPCR chairperson Harpal Kaur said about 46 minor girls were shifted to other shelter homes and they are being counselled there. Also Read - 5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Kathmandu in Nepal, Tremors Felt in Bihar Too

The ministry urged people to be vigilant and flag any such suspicious activity.

It has also directed all district magistrates of Bihar to undertake surprise visit of shelter homes.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.