Key accused in Muzaffarpur shelter home case to be shifted to jail outside Bihar, says SC

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The Supreme Court on October 25 said that the key accused Brajesh Thakur in Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual abuse case should be shifted to a jail outside the state as he “is a very influential person.”

“CBI has made serious allegations against Thakur. We have also noted the influence wielded by him. In view of the serious nature of allegations made against him, it’s not appropriate for him to be lodged in any jail in Bihar,” the top court said.

While commenting on the status report submitted by the CBI on the investigation in the case, the SC said, the “details are terrible and scary…what is the Bihar government doing about it?”

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

In Muzaffarpur shelter home case more than 30 girls were allegedly raped at the shelter home run by Thakur, the chief of a state-funded NGO.