CBI to Probe Nitish Kumar, Two Others, in Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Abuse Case

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna on Friday.

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Patna: With allegations of attempting to provide protection to those involved in the Muzaffarpur shelter home abuse case, a special court in Delhi on Friday ordered a CBI probe against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and two senior government officials to find out if the charges against the CM were, in fact, true.

Acting on a plea by one Ashwini Kumar, a para-medical man, judge Manoj Kumar of a special Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) court in Delhi on Saturday ordered a CBI probe against former Muzaffarpur District Magistrate (DM) Dharmendra Singh, senior IAS officer Atul Kumar Singh, and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar.

As reported, Ashwini Kumar had told the authorities that it was at the behest of former DM, senior IAS officer, and chief minister Nitish Kumar, he gave shots to young girls at the shelter home to keep them sedated while they were raped or physically abused by the shelter home officials and other people in high places, a charge strongly denied by all those named in the case.

Hearing in the case is expected to begin sometime next week.

So far no comment from the Chief Minister or the other two named in the CBI case.

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