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Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Case: Court Reserves Order Regarding Quantum Of Punishment For Feb 4

Lawstreet Journal 5 Feb 2020 5:32am

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The Delhi Saket Court on February 4, 2020 reserved its order for 11 February, 2020 after hearing arguments on the quantum of sentence for the convicts. CBI has sought life imprisonment for convicted NGO owner Brajesh Thakur.

The convicts before the Additional Session Court Judge Saurabh Kulshreshtha sought minimum punishment. The court on January 20, 2020 convicted Thakur of aggravated sexual assault under Section 6 of Protection of Children from Sexual Abuse Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 offences of rape and gang rape under the Indian Penal Code, 1960.

The court in it’s landmark judgment convicted Thakur of several offences under IPC- Section 120B (Criminal Conspiracy), 324 (Voluntarily Causing hurt) and those relating to abetment. Others than the above he was also convicted for Section 21 (failure to report commission of an offence) of the POCSO Act and Section 75(Cruelty to Child) of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015.

The entire issue came to light after the report of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). The case was dealt by the vacation bench comprising Justice Indu Malhotra and M R Shah which directed CBI to investigate the matter and also to look for any unnatural Sexual assault under Section 377 of IPC.

On May 29, 2018, the Bihar government shifted the girls from the shelter home to other protection homes in Madhubani, Patna and Mokama. An FIR was lodged against the 11 accused in the case on May 31, 2018. The Supreme Court… Continue Reading...

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