CBI to SC
New Delhi, May 03 (PTI):
In a sensational revelation by CBI in the Supreme Court on Friday, 11 girls were allegedly murdered by key accused Brajesh Thakur and his accomplices and “bundle of bones” recovered from a burial ground in the Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual abuse case.
In its affidavit filed in the top court, CBI stated that from the statement of victims recorded during the probe, names of 11 girls have emerged, who were said to be allegedly murdered by Thakur and his accomplices.
The agency said that on the pointing out of one of the accused, a particular spot in a burial ground was excavated from where a bundle of bones was recovered. Several girls were allegedly raped and sexually abused at an NGO-run shelter home at Muzaffarpur in Bihar and the issue had come to light following a report by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).
The probe into the case was transferred to CBI and the agency has chargesheeted 21 people, including Thakur. “During investigation, from the statement of victims recorded by IOs (investigating officers) and NIMHANS (National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences) team, names of 11 girls emerged who were said to be allegedly murdered by the accused Brajesh Thakur and his accomplices,” the CBI said.
“Based on the facts revealed by one accused, namely Guddu Patel during his interrogation, a particular spot in burial ground as identified by accused Guddu Patel was excavated and a bundle of bones were recovered from the spot,” CBI said in the affidavit filed on an application which had alleged that it had not conducted a proper probe in the case.
The matter came up for hearing on Friday before a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Deepak Gupta.
The bench said that it would issue a formal notice to the CBI on the application and the agency would file its response within four weeks.
Advocates Shoeb Alam and Fauzia Shakil, appearing for the petitioner, told the bench that the CBI has not done a proper investigation about larger conspiracy in the case and has not chargesheeted the accused under stringent provisions of law.
“Can we issue directions without hearing them (CBI)?”, the bench said. Attorney General K K Venugopal, appearing for CBI, told the court that the agency has already filed a reply on the application.