Over 30 girls were allegedly raped at the shelter home, run by Thakur, chief of the state-funded NGO.
New Delhi: The ED, probing the Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual abuse case, will soon issue fresh summons to three former bureaucrats of the state administration for questioning.
Sources said, “The Central probe agency is preparing to register fresh cases to probe the role of three other senior public servants of the state government. The ED will soon issue summons to three former bureaucrats of the state administration for questioning”.
A special Pocso in Bihar (Muzaffarpur) recently directed the CBI to record the statement of an accused doctor in the case and look into allegations made by him against several senior government officials, that include former senior public servants.
The agency is analysing it, sources said adding that registering fresh FIRs against more public servants can not be ruled out in the Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual case. Ashwani Kumar, accused of administering sedatives to the victims, had filed a petition before the Pocso court alleging that the “CBI is suppressing facts”.
The petitioner had requested a CBI probe against the senior officials for not monitoring periodic government reports, especially by the Child Working Committee, on the functioning of Muzaffarpur shelter home. Meanwhile, Enforcement Directorate (ED), another Central probe agency which is investigating the case, is preparing to record the statement of Dilip Verma, former chairman of the District Child Welfare Committee, under the stringent provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
Sources said investigation of the agency revealed that Verma was constantly in touch with the prime accused in the case Brajesh Thakur and the former allegedly helped Thakur in procuring certain immovable assets, worth several crores, in the state. Over 30 girls were allegedly raped at the shelter home, run by Thakur, chief of the state-funded NGO. An FIR was lodged on 31st May, 2018 against 11 people, including Thakur. The probe was later taken over by the CBI.