The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday took over the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case. The case has been registered against the officers and employees of Balika Grih in Muzaffarpur under section 120(B), 376, 34 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 4, 6, 8,10,12 of POCSO.
The case was registered on the request of Bihar govt and following the notification of Central government.
It is alleged that officials and employees of Balika Grih run by Seva Sankalp Evam Vikash Samiti used to mentality, physically and sexually exploit girls residing there. 11 employees of the shelter home were also arrested in this regard.
Taking cognizance of the matter, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had earlier directed the state officials to conduct a CBI inquiry in the matter.
The alleged sexual exploitation of the girls was uncovered more than a month ago by a Mumbai-based social science institute.
(With ANI inputs)