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Shelter home sex scandal: Court extends CBI remand of Brajesh Thakur's aides

Press Trust of India  |  Muzaffarpur (Bihar) 

A court Monday extended the CBI of two close aides of Brajesh Thakur, the prime accused in the home sex scandal, by three days.

R P Tiwari, hearing cases filed under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, extended the CBI 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.

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.

The (CBI), which is probing the case, produced both Madhu and Ashwini in the after the period of their expired Monday.

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 (TISS).

An FIR was lodged on May 31 against 11 persons, including Thakur, who was running the shelter home.

As the issue rocked the and Parliament, a CBI inquiry was recommended by the Nitish Kumar-led government in July.

A fortnight later, stepped down following reports of close links between her husband and Thakur.

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 order.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 19:50 IST
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