Bihar Shelter Home Rape: Supreme Court Grants CBI 3 Months To Complete Investigation

The Supreme Court has granted a further period of three months to the CBI to complete its investigation in Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case.

The vacation bench of Justice Indu Malhotra and Justice MR Shah took note of interim status report filed by the CBI in this case.

The bench also directed the investigating agency to conduct investigation on following aspects of the case (i) the offences alleged under Section 377 IPC.

(ii) the offences under the IT Act regarding video recording of the sexual exploitation of the inmates of the shelter homes,

(iii) the other persons, including the outsiders and officers who were involved and facilitated in the sexual abuse of the inmates who were being abused under intoxication of drugs;

(iv) the illegal trafficking of the girls by this Institute.

CBI has also been directed to submit the final report within a period of three months. In November, last year, the Supreme Court had transferred to the CBI the investigation into the allegations of sexual abuse of the residents of 16 children’s homes in the state.

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