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Delhi court fixes Mar 18 on framing charges in Muzaffarpur shelter home case

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A court Wednesday fixed March 18 for the framing of charges in the shelter home sexual case.

passed the order after completion of the arguments of all the accused.

Five people accused in the case had earlier denied allegations levelled against them by the CBI and said there was not enough evidence to prosecute them.

Other accused in the case too had denied allegations against them previously. There are 21 people chargesheeted in the case.

On Feb 7, the ordered authorities to transfer the case from to a Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) court in complex in Delhi, which would conclude the trial within six months by holding preferably day-to-day hearing.

Several girls were allegedly raped and sexually abused at an NGO-run shelter home in Muzaffarpur, The issue had come to light following a report by the (TISS).

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 15:10 IST