Muzaffarpur shelter home case: SC grants 3 months time to CBI to complete probe


File photo - Supreme Court of India

File photo – Supreme Court of India

The Supreme Court on Monday granted three months time to the CBI to complete its probe in the Muzaffarpur shelter home case, including into the murder aspect of the case.

Several girls were sexually and physically assaulted at an NGO-run shelter home in Muzaffarpur and the issue had come to light following a report by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).

A vacation bench comprising Justices Indu Malhotra and M R Shah directed the CBI to also investigate allegations of unnatural sexual assault under section 377 of the Indian Penal Code and probe video recordings of the assault on girls at the shelter home.

The bench asked the probe agency to also investigate the role of outsiders who were involved and facilitated sexual assaults of inmates after administering them intoxicants.

The apex court directed the CBI to submit its report before it within three months in the case.