Patna: The CBI is examining the infamous Muzaffarpur shelter home and is collecting all evidence from the premises. The water tanks are also being cleaned. The CBI will file a charge-sheet before the court on Friday itself where the five accused will also be presented.
A police team is present at the spot, reported ANI. On Thursday, the Supreme Court had ordered an immediate medical examination of prime accused Brajesh Thakur. The order came in the view of Thakur’s plea in which he alleged torture by Superintendent of Patiala Jail in Punjab for extorting money.
Thakur was shifted to Patiala high-security jail in Punjab from Bihar’s Bhagalpur jail following the apex court’s October 30 order. The order was passed after the CBI had said he was an influential person and was found in possession of mobile phone inside the Bhagalpur jail.
As many as 34 girls were sedated, tortured, raped, burnt and starved by administration and visitors of the shelter home. The case came to light in a social audit by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences which based on the conversation with several girls at the home. The girls alleged that not just visitors but Brajesh Thakur, owner of the shelter home, also used to sexually abuse the girls.
Manju Verma, the former social welfare minister of Bihar, was sent to a police remand by a Begusarai court in connection with an Arms Act case. Verma had surrendered before a Begusarai court end of last month.
Earlier in November, a non-bailable warrant was issued against her after 50 live cartridges were seized from her residence during a raid by the CBI in connection with the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case.
Verma had been evading arrest in the Arms Act case. The Supreme Court on October 31 had also rapped Bihar Police for its failure in arresting the ex-minister.