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Registration of Brajesh Thakur's NGO cancelled, bank accounts frozen

Press Trust of India  |  Muzaffarpur/Patna 

The government has cancelled the registration of Brajesh Thakur's NGO, which ran the infamous shelter home in where 34 girls were allegedly raped over a period of time.

Besides, the sale of the NGO's assets was banned and the were frozen, an said here today.

According to District Registration Officer Sanjay Kumar, the orders to freeze the and ban the sale or purchase of any movable or immovable assets of the Seva Sankalp Evam Vikas Samiti were passed by (DM) on August 7 and 8.

The DM's orders had followed an August 6 missive from the state Registration department, wherein it was stated that the NGO's registration was being cancelled as it was blacklisted by the Social Welfare department for the alleged sexual abuse of inmates at the shelter home.

Henceforth, there should be no transaction through the of the Seva Sankalp Evam Vikas Samiti nor should there be any sale or purchase of movable or immovable assets in its name, Kumar said, adding that the office-bearers and members of the were also restrained from carrying out any activity in its name.

Interestingly, Thakur's name does not figure among the list of office-bearers and members of the

The non-governmental organisation had, in its registration document, stated that it aimed to promote education and development of women and children as well as the protection of their lives.

Earlier, and (NCPCR) teams separately met the DM in connection with the shelter home scandal.

The team is also understood to have taken into its possession the medical test report of Thakur, the key accused in the sex-scandal case, whose remand it may seek from the court if he is declared fit enough.

The three-member NCPCR team is said to have inquired with the DM about the well-being of the former inmates of the shelter home who have been shifted to Madhubani, and

Thakur has been lodged in a jail for over two months now. Currently, he is in the jail hospital.

Meanwhile, political parties continued to use the horrific Muzaffarpur episode to attack their rivals.

While women supporters of the opposition (RJD) took out a procession in today demanding the resignation of Nitish Kumar, another procession was taken out by the workers of the ruling (United), demanding the resignation of RJD as the of opposition in the state Assembly.

Kanti Singh, who took part in the RJD procession, alleged that Kumar had all along tried to shield those involved in the scandal, while claiming that a inquiry in the matter was ordered under opposition pressure.

She also said resigned only after Thakur's phone call details showed his links with her husband.

Asked who should become the if Kumar resigned, she said there should be fresh elections.

The JD(U) supporters said Yadav had no moral right to hold the position of of opposition because of his association with certain people accused of sexual crimes.

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 21:15 IST