Special POCSO Court Orders CBI Probe Against Bihar CM Nitish Kumar In Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Case

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Delhi Saket POCSO Court ordered CBI Probe against Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and two senior bureaucrats in connection with the Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Case. Special POCSO Court passed an Order on Friday following an application filed by an accused  Ashwani, a self-styled medical practitioner who allegedly used to inject the home’s inmates with sedatives before they were subject to sexual abuse.

Ashwani in his plea accused Central Probing Agency was ‘suppressing facts’ in course of the investigation which would come to light if the roles of “former DM, Muzaffarpur, Dharmendra Singh, senior IAS officer Atul Kumar Singh, former divisional commissioner of Muzaffarpur and currently principal secretary, the Social Welfare Department, and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar” were probed as reported by news wires.

POCSO judge Manoj Kumar directed the CBI to conduct an inquiry against the aforementioned people.

Earlier the Supreme Court on February 7 transferred the trial of Muzaffarpur shelter home case to Saket POCSO Court, Delhi from Patna. The Court has ordered the judge to commence the trial in 2 weeks and complete it within a period of 6months. The Hearing in the case is expected to start from next week.

The Apex Court also racked up CBI and Centre Government for transferring a CBI officer probing the Muzaffarpur shelter home case despite the Court’s embargo against the transfer of investigating officials.

READ: Muzaffarpur Shelter Case: Former Interim CBI Chief Nageshwar Rao apologizes to SC for transferring Probing Officer

Earlier on Thursday, RJD Leader and Bihar Leader of Opposition Tejashwi Yadav while launching fresh salvo on CM Nitish Kumar alleging that it is the failure of the Bihar government that Muzaffarpur shelter home case was given to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) by the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court on November 28 last year asked the CBI to take over the investigation from Bihar police and submit their first status report by January 31, 2019.

The Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Abuse Case had hit headlines in July last year.

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