Patna High Court to monitor CBI probe into shelter home sex scandal

Patna High Court to monitor CBI probe into shelter home sex scandal

PATNA: The Patna High Court today decided to monitor the ongoing CBI probe into the alleged sexual abuse of girls at Muzaffarpur-based shelter home.

The court agreed to monitor the investigation after the state government a prayed for that apparently in the light of national-wide outrage over the issue and the opposition questioning the role of the state government.

The court directed the investigating agency to submit details of the investigation conducted so far and also asked the state government to provide details on rehabilitation of inmates in care homes. The matter will come up for hearing after two weeks.

A bench of the High Court headed by chief justice Rajendra Menon also ordered for appointing a special judge to speedily try the sexual abuse case, reports said.

“The High court has accepted our appeal to monitor the CBI probe into the case and also ordered for conducting speedy trial of the case in special court,” Advocate General Lalit Kishore told the media on Monday.

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