Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Rapes: CBI To Grill Accused Brijesh Thakur, Cancels NGO’s License

| August 11 , 2018 , 14:01 IST

A team of Central Bureau of Investigation and the Forensic Science Laboratory on Saturday arrived at the shelter home for further investigation. The Bihar Government cancelled the license of accused Brajesh Thakur’s NGO which ran the infamous Muzaffarpur shelter home where 34 inmates were raped and sexually exploited.

The team will also visit accused Brajesh Thakur’s residence and newspaper office. The investigation agency is all set to grill the prime accused Brajesh Thakur, who was the owner of the NGO that ran the Muzaffarpur Shelter home.

License Cancelled

Muzaffarpur District Registration Officer Sanjay Kumar told the media that the orders to freeze the bank accounts and ban the sale or purchase of any movable or immovable assets of the Seva Sankalp Evam Vikas Samiti were passed by District Magistrate (DM) Mohammad Sohail on August 7 and 8.

According to media reports, the SWD had written to the registration body that the said NGO violated several rules indulged in illegal activities, following which the registration department terminated its license and send a letter regarding that to the Muzaffarpur District Magistrate.

It Appears All The Wrong Doings Are State Funded

The Supreme Court on Tuesday slammed the Bihar government for the alleged rape of 34 inmates of a government-funded shelter home in Muzaffarpur district of the state.

A three-judge bench of Justice M B Lokur, Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice KM Joseph were hearing the matter where the court had earlier taken suo motu cognizance of  the incident in the shelter home run by an NGO and issued notices to the Bihar government and the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development

The bench said, “Was the credentials of this NGO which runs the home-Seva Sankalp and Vikas Samiti been verified? If you are doling out funds to NGOs without verifying their credentials, it almost amounts to state involvement. It will appear that all their wrongdoings are state funded. The state will have to take the responsibility.”

The bench asked senior advocate Ranjit Kumar who appeared for the Bihar government, “Was social audit being conducted regularly? Have you taken action against NGOs? How many NGOs involved?”