Shelter home case: CBI under fire in apex court

Shelter home case: CBI under fire in apex court

Agency News

New Delhi, Mar 28: It was contended in the Supreme Court on Thursday that there seem to be grave shortcomings in the Central Bureau of Investigation probe in the Muzaffarpur shelter home case.

The petitioner submitted that there were serious lapses in the CBI charge sheet filed in the Saket court.

Headed by Justice S A Bobde, the bench heard arguments and submissions by the petitioner and respondents in the high-profile case.

It was alleged that CBI failed to include murder and rape charges in the charge sheet even though several of the victims had given statements.

CBI, it was asserted, had done nothing to trace the outsiders who assaulted the girls in the shelter home. The girls had testified that several men came into the shelter home to sexually assault them and some had also been taken outside the facility to be molested.

The plea sought court intervention to direct the CBI to conduct further probe.

Further hearing was set after two weeks. (UNI)