Bihar Shelter home case: Probe murder angle by June 3, says SC
A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Deepak Gupta said since the matter was “urgent”, it would be heard by a vacation bench on June 3.Updated: May 07, 2019, 10:15 IST
The Supreme Court Monday directed the CBI to complete by June 3 its probe into the alleged murder of 11 girls at a shelter home in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur and asked the agency to file a status report.
A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Deepak Gupta said since the matter was “urgent”, it would be heard by a vacation bench on June 3. “Office to list the matter on June 3 before the vacation bench of this court. In the meantime, the ongoing investigation, as stated in the reply of the CBI, be completed and all necessary actions in accordance with law, including filing of status report before this court, be also completed,” the bench said. It initially asked CBI to complete the probe related to alleged 11 murders within two weeks keeping in view the urgency of the matter, but later asked it to do so by June 3.
Attorney General KK Venugopal, appearing for CBI, told the court that completion of probe on this aspect “will not be possible” within two weeks. CBI had told SC that 11 girls were allegedly killed by accused Brajesh Thakur and his accomplices and a “bundle of bones” was recovered from a burial ground in Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual abuse case.