Muzaffarpur shelter home case: CBI releases main accused Brajesh Thakur's son

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Aug 12, 2018, 10:08 AM(IST)

Brajesh Thakur. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday released Brajesh Thakur's son, Rahul Anand, after questioning. He was detained on Saturday in connection with Muzaffarpur shelter home case in which his father Brajesh Thakur is the prime accused.  

Anand is the publisher and editor of Hindi daily "Pratah Kamal", the office of which is situated within the same premises as the residence and the shelter home which have since been sealed.

Thakur, who is in jail, heads the NGO Seva Sankalp Evam Vika Samiti, which ran the state-funded shelter home where sexual abuse of more than 30 inmates has been confirmed in medical tests.

The Bihar government had cancelled the registration of the NGO earlier this week.

Sexual exploitation of girls at the shelter home first came to light in the report of a social audit conducted by Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, which was submitted to the state social welfare department in April.

The FIR in the case was registered on May 31 against 11 people, including Thakur. On July 26, the Bihar government recommended a CBI inquiry in the matter.

Bihar social welfare department minister Manju Verma had to resign after links of her husband with the key accused Brajesh Thakur surfaced.

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