Bihar CM Nitish Kumar shielding accused in Muzaffarpur sex scandal, alleges RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav
RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav has been targeting the ruling party over the disappearance of one of the minors rescued from the Muzaffarpur shelter home and kept at Madhubani.india Updated: Aug 11, 2018 14:16 IST
Accusing Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar of shielding the guilty in the Muzaffarpur shelter home case, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday asked him for the whereabouts of a girl who went missing after being shifted from the home.
“Nitish ji knows everything. I give him a week’s time to reveal the whereabouts of the girl who was shifted from the shelter home and who has been missing since then, after which we will stage a mass protest in Madhubani,” the RJD leader said, according to ANI.
Calling for Nitish Kumar to resign on moral grounds, Tejashwi Yadav said that the chief minister “isn’t fighting for justice for our daughters, but shielding those who committed crime”.
The scandal at a government-funded Balika Grah in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur broke out in May after an audit report by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) found 34 of the 42 minor girls were allegedly raped. An FIR was filed on May 31 and the case handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) last month.
Bihar social welfare minister Kumari Manju Verma resigned on Wednesday amid allegations that her husband had links with the main suspect in the case.
She quit two days after Nitish Kumar refused to give in to opposition’s demands for her resignation, asking them to stop levelling “baseless allegations” against her and politicising the “sensitive issue”.
“We called her, and she denied any involvement. How is levelling baseless allegations (against her) justified? A CBI probe is underway. Anyone found guilty, even the ministers, will be sent to jail. If someone related to the minister is involved, they won’t be spared,” Nitish Kumar said on Monday.
First Published: Aug 11, 2018 13:54 IST