CBI takes over probe into sexual abuse at Muzaffarpur shelter home

July 29, 2018 01:33 pm | Updated 01:33 pm IST - New Delhi

The Central Bureau of Investigation has taken over the probe into alleged mental, physical and sexual exploitation of minor girls at a shelter home in Bihar's Muzaffarpur .

Among the accused persons are officials of the shelter home.

The case has been registered on the request of the State government. Relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the POCSO Act have been invoked.

The investigation pertains to an FIR registered by the Bihar Police in May alleging sexual exploitation of the girls at the Balika Grih located on Sahu Road in Muzaffarpur.

It is alleged that officials of the shelter home run by Seva Sankalp Evam Vikash Samiti were involved in the crime.

The Muzaffarpur police have arrested 10 accused persons, including District Child Protection officer Ravi Kumar Roshan, Caretaker Brajesh Thakur and Child Welfare Committee member Vikas Kumar

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