The Supreme Court rebuked Bihar Government for its failure in filing the correct FIR on Muzaffarpur Shelter home rape case. According to a report by ANI, The Supreme court told the Bihar Govt. To amend the FIR and add some other charges. Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act are to be added in the Fir.
The court said to the government, “If we find that there were offences under Section 377 IPC and POCSO Act and you did not register FIR, we will pass an order against the government,”
“What are you [Bihar government] doing? “It is shameful. If the child is sodomised you say it is nothing? How can you do this? It is inhuman. We were told that matter will be looked with great seriousness, this is seriousness? Every time I read this file it is tragic.” added Court.
Muzaffarpur shelter home case: Supreme Court slams Bihar government over its failure to file correct FIR and gives 24 hours to it add charges under section 377 (rape) IPC and POCSO Act in the FIR.
The Supreme Court also asked the counsel of CBI to further investigate if they can check 9 other shelter homes that are named by the report filed by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. It was the Tata Institute of Social Sciences who bring up the Muzzarpur rape case in the first place. It had audited more than hundred shelter homes in the state.
Just a day before this hearing of the case, the special court in Bihar increased the period of remand of the main persons accused in the case. Those two were the aides of Brajesh Thakur.
On 21st of November, the special court of Bihar sent them to 5 days remand.