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Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) takes over Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case

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New Delhi/Patna, July 29: The CBI on Sunday took over the case of rapes in a shelter home in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur and filed an FIR to probe the crime in which at least 34 minor girls were victimised, the agency said. The move comes a day after the Congress demanded a Supreme Court-monitored Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into the incident and sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s attention towards such crimes.

An official said the agency registered a case on the request of Bihar government and a further notification from the Central government. Under pressure from the opposition, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday recommended a CBI probe into the series of rapes that he described as “a heinous crime”. The agency official said: “The CBI has taken over the investigation of the FIR (First Information Report) of Mahila Police Station, Muzaffarpur registered on May 31 related to mental, physical and sexual exploitation of girl children residing at Children Home at Sahu Road in the town. “The case has been registered against officers and employees of Balika Grih Sahu Road, Muzaffarpur.” (IANS)