Muzaffarpur Shelter Home: SC transfers Brajesh Thakur to a Punjab jail

New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Oct 30: Taking serious note of things in the Muzaffarpur Shelter Home case, Supreme Court orders transfer of Brijesh Thakur, the main accused in Muzaffarpur shelter home case, to a high-security jail in Punjab's Patiala. Earlier SC had expressed concern over the sensitive case and said that Brajesh Thakur had the capacity to influence the investigation if he continues living in a Bihar jail.The apex court was shocked when it was informed that the girls were being drugged so that they could be raped.

 Supreme Court expressed shock when advocate informed it that girls in the shelter home were given drugs, says, “These girls are being injected with drugs so that they can be raped. What is this going on?” The Supreme Court on Thursday had said Brajesh Thakur, the main accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case, was obstructing the probe and asked why he should not be shifted to a jail outside Bihar.Perusing the CBI status report, a bench of Justices Madan B. Lokur, S. Abdul Nazeer and Deepak Gupta said it revealed "shocking, horrible and scary" details of how the crime was perpetrated. It sought Thakur's response."It is very scary and terrible. What is the Bihar government doing?" the court asked, noting that Thakur was a very influential man.The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed the status report on its investigation into the shelter home rape case that surfaced in March.In the meantime, Chandra Shekhar Verma, husband of former Bihar Minister Manju Sharma who resigned after the case came to light, has surrendered. Earlier the apex court had asked why Verma had not been arrested so far. 

With Agencies