Video: Muzaffarpur shelter home case: SC comes down heavily on Bihar govt

New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Nov 27: Supreme Court has come down heavily on Bihar government over its failure to file correct first information report in Muzaffarpur shelter home abuse case and gives 24 hours to it add charges under Section 377 (sodomy) of Indian Penal Code and Prevention of Children for Sexual Offences Act in the FIR."If we find that there were offences under Section 377 of the IPC and POCSO Act and you did not register FIR, we will pass an order against the government," the SC said.Slamming the Bihar government, the SC said, "What are you doing? It's shameful. If the child is sodomised you say it's nothing? How can you do this? It's inhuman. We were told that the matter will be looked with great seriousness, this is seriousness? Every time I read this file it's tragic."

Opposition leader Nitish Kumar has come down heavily on the Nitish Kumar government. Ever since the case broke out, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav had been keeing a watchful eye on the entire development. He said, "It took two months to file FIR in the case and even then name of the main accused wasn’t included. All the names coming up in the case are of those close to Nitish Kumar. The CM is trying his best to brush the case under the carpet: Tejashwi Yadav on Muzaffarpur shelter case ."

The SC asked counsel appearing for the Central Bureau of Investigation to take instruction if the agency can investigate the cases relating to sexual assault in nine out of 17 shelter homes in Bihar named in the Tata Institute of Social Sciences report.

Main points of the CBI status report to the Supreme Court earlier: - Neighbours had heard screams from the girls at odd hours but did not say anything due to fear and influence of Brajesh thakur.- SC also noted 8 girls were transferred from the Seva sankalp shelter home in March, after TISS visit.- SC asked CBI to seize documents from Social welfare department on why these girls were shifted; SC asks CBI to thoroughly investigate.-CBI report also indicates that more children have come out and complained about abuse.- SC also directs CBI to alert income tax authorities to look into more than 4.5 crore received by the NGO Seva Sankalp Evam Vikas Samiti and purchase of over 35 vehicles.-SC asks IT authorities to look into Brajesh Thakur and the NGO matter.

With Agencies