Bihar Shelter Home Rapes “Scary”, Accused Is Influential: Supreme Court

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Key accused Brajash Thakur is an "influential" person and "obstructing the probe": Supreme Court

New Delhi:

Taking a strong stand in the Bihar shelter home case, where at least 34 young girls were sexually abused, the Supreme Court has said, the key accused Brajesh Thakur should be shifted to a jail outside the state as he "is a very influential person."

"The main accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case, Brajesh Thakur, is a very influential person and obstructing the ongoing probe…he should be shifted to a jail outside Bihar," said the top court.

The court has issued a notice to Brajesh Thakur, seeking his response on why he should not be shifted out of Bihar, for free and fair probe into the case.

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Commenting on the status report submitted to the court by the CBI, probing the case, the top court said, the "details are very scary… of how the crime was committed."

The state government has supported the transfer of Brajesh Thakur to a jail outside Bihar.

The CBI, on October 11, carried out searches at two separate locations in Muzaffarpur in connection with the sexual assault of minor girls at the state-funded shelter home in the district. The searches were carried out at the premises of 'Balika Grih', and at 'Sewa Sankalp Evam Vikas Samiti', the non-profit group, which ran the centre, said officials.

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