Special judge R P Tiwari, hearing cases filed under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, extended the CBI remand of Madhu Kumari, who managed many of Thakur's NGOs, newspapers and other businesses, and Ashwini -- a quack attached to the shelter home as a "doctor".
The two were arrested two weeks ago and have been in the custody of the central probe agency since November 21.
Media reports have alleged that Ashwini used to administer injections laced with sedatives to the inmates of the home with the help of Madhu, after which the girls would be subjected to sexual abuse.
On the probe agency's request, the court extended their remand by three days.
The alleged sexual abuse of the inmates at the Balika Grih in the Sahu Road locality came to light following a social audit of Bihar's shelter homes by the Mumbai-based Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).
An FIR was lodged on May 31 against 11 persons, including Thakur, who was running the shelter home.
Thakur, who was initially shifted to Bhagalpur in view of the fact that he was a "renowned citizen" and his presence in Muzaffarpur could come in the way of a fair probe, is currently lodged in a jail in Punjab's Patiala following a Supreme Court order.
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