Patna: Following the Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual assault case, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Jaihind wrote a letter to NDA- JDU alliance government Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar asking what steps are being taken by his government in interest of the girls of the shelter home.
The Supreme Court of India has taken suo motu cognisance of the Bihar shelter home sexual assault cases on Thursday. The top court also has sought explanation from CM Nitish Kumar and Center government. A notice which has been issued to both governments asked to the Women and Child Development Ministry that why actions had taken to stop minor girls from being raped in shelters home in Muzaffarpur.
Reports said that the chargesheet in the case detailed a network of police, politicians, administration and criminals behind the racket that has been going on for around four years. The apex court has also banned electronic media from putting up images of minor girls, even in morphed or blurred forms, who were allegedly raped at the shelter homes in Muzaffarpur, ANI reported. The Supreme Court also barred the media from conducting any interviews with the minor victims, Bar and Bench reported.
The Supreme Court's ruling came at a time when the Opposition leaders in Bihar criticized the Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) for its inaction in the shocking case.
Worth mention here over 40 minor girls and boys have been sexually assaulted and sodomised over the last five months in multiple shelter homes in Bihar's Muzaffarpur.
According to reports of The Times of India, the latest incident came to the light where Muzaffarpur police on Wednesday seized four boxes of condoms and medicines from the terrace of Swadhaar Grih, a shelter home from where 11 women were reportedly found missing run by Brajesh Thakur. He is also the prime accused in Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual assault case.