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In jail, 40 phone numbers including minister’s recovered from Muzaffarnagar shelter home kingpin

Brajesh Thakur, the main accused in the Muzaffarnagar shelter home rape case, is lodged in the Muzaffarpur Central Jail.

india Updated: Aug 12, 2018 08:49 IST
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Main accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter home case Brajesh Thakur in Muzaffarpur on August 8.(PTI Photo)

Bihar Police on Saturday recovered a list of 40 mobile phone numbers from Brajesh Thakur, the main accused in the rape of 34 minor girls who is lodged in Muzaffarpur Central Jail, during simultaneous raids on prisons across the state, police said.

According to police, the officers spotted Thakur in the visitors’ area of the jail and recovered two handwritten pages with 40 mobile phone numbers and the names of those they were issued against.

A district administration official said the names of some powerful people, including a minister, were written on two pages recovered from Thakur during the search.

Bihar Police on Saturday conducted raids on over a dozen of jails in the state and recovered objectionable items from prisoners.

Thakur has spent five days in the Muzaffarpur Central Jail since he was arrested on June 2.

“He has been staying in the medical ward of the jail on health grounds and managed to avoid staying in the prisoners ward,” the police said.

The Patna high court is monitoring the ongoing CBI investigation into the case.

First Published: Aug 12, 2018 07:39 IST