The Press Information Bureau (PIB) recently cancelled the accreditation of Brajesh Kumar Thakur.
New Delhi: The CBI, which is probing the alleged abuse of minor girls at a state-run shelter home in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district, on Thursday took all relevant documents pertaining to the case from the shelter home. Besides, the agency sleuths also met local policemen, who had initially investigated the case, sources said.
“The agency officials, who are investigating the case, on Thursday took all relevant documents pertaining to the case from the authorities concerned. Besides, the agency will soon record the statement of Brajesh Kumar Thakur, who is the prime accused in the Bihar shelter home sex scandal case,” sources in the agency said.
The Press Information Bureau (PIB) recently cancelled the accreditation of Brajesh Kumar Thakur. Kumar owned a newspaper in Hindi, English and Urdu but it is alleged that circulation figures were inflated to gain greater slice of government advertisement revenue. The PIB also asked all ministries and departments concerned to withdraw the facilities provided to him on the basis of his accreditation which include health facilities, government accommodation, railway pass and other benefits.
The Bihar government’s information and public relation department cancelled his press accreditation card after an FIR was lodged against him on May 31. It has began investigation on the media house to find out whether he and his colleagues ever misused facilities accorded to accredited journalists. Kumar was allotted a government accommodation under the PIB-accredited journalist quota in a posh locality of the National Capital Region (NCR), where he had his Delhi office, officials said.
A fresh FIR was registered against Kumar on Wednesday following the “disappearance” of 11 women from the premises of a self-help group run by his NGO. The probe of the shelter home sex scandal case has been taken over by the CBI and Kumar is currently in judicial custody. The case relates to mental, physical and sexual exploitation of the girls residing at Balika Grih, Muzaffarpur.