New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Oct 25: In a shocking turn of events the Supreme Court has said that Brajesh Thakur, Muzzaffarpur Shelter Home owner should be lodged in a jail outside Bihar. Thakur is said to be very well-connected and it is possible that he can influence the case if he continues to be lodged in a Bihar jail.
SC says Brajesh Thakur, main accused in Muzaffarpur shelter home case appears to be very influential person and is obstructing investigation. SC issues show cause notice to Thakur seeking his reply as to why he should not be shifted out of jail in Bihar to jail in some other state.
"It is very scary and terrible. What is the Bihar government doing? Brajesh Thakur(main accused) is a very influential man," said Supreme Court on Muzaffarpur shelter home case.The infamous Bihar Shelter Home case had shocked the world as the helpless girls, who had nowhere to go, were allegedly raped and harassed inside the home by its owner. The plight was such that they were also sent to please other men also and the entire neighborhood kept mum because Brajesh Thakur was a big name in the state whose political connections were well-known.Shocking revelations in the Shelter Home had shocked the world:Over 30 girls were allegedly raped at the centre run by Thakur, chief of the state-funded NGO. The alleged sexual exploitation of the girls was first highlighted in an audit report submitted by the Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS), Mumbai, to the state's Social Welfare Department in April.An FIR was lodged on May 31 against 11 people, including Thakur, the owner of the NGO which ran the government-funded shelter home for destitute girls. The probe was later taken over by the CBI.Investigations revealed a smirky detail: In all, sexual abuse of 34 inmates out of 42 was confirmed in their medical examination while two others who were unwell were yet to undergo medical tests. The TISS audit report stated that many girls at the shelter home had complained of sexual abuse. A special investigation team was formed to probe the complaints. The NGO running the shelter home in Muzaffarpur was blacklisted and the girls were shifted to shelter homes in Patna and Madhubani. Women staff members of the shelter home and Thakur, who ran the NGO, were among those who were arrested by the local police in connection with the case.ED had registered a case under Prevention of Money Laundering Act against Brajesh Thakur:A couple of weeks back the Enforcement Directorate had registered a case under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in Muzaffarpur shelter home case. ED sources said that accused Brajesh Thakur and his staff are involved in illegally taking money from the state government in the name of shelter home.