Muzaffarpur: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday took over the
Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case and registered a case against the officers and
employees of the shelter home.
The CBI registered the case on the request of the Bihar Government, and following
the notification of the Central Government.
The probe agency took over the investigation from Muzaffarpur’s Mahila Police
Station where the case was registered on May 31, under Section 120(B) (criminal
conspiracy), 376 (outraging the modesty of a woman), 34 (common intention) of the
Indian Penal Code (IPC) and section 4, 6, 8,10,12 of Protection of Children from
Sexual Offences Act (POSCO).
On July 28, the police claimed that 34 of 40 girls, who were rescued from the
state-funded shelter home, were raped or molested. 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.