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Muzaffarpur Shelter case: Quantum of punishment will be decided after February 4, 2020

Lawstreet Journal 28 Jan 2020 10:31pm

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In Bihar’s Muzaffarpur Shelter home case, Saket Court was adjourned today (January 28, 2020) as the concerned judge was on leave. Now, quantum of punishment will be decided after February 4, 2020.

On January 20, 2020, Saket Court of Delhi convicted Brajesh Thakur and 18 other accused for aggravated sexual assault under POCSO Act and gang rape. Quantum of sentence was scheduled to be decided on January 28, 2020.

The shelter home was run by NGO “Sewa Sankalp Evam Vikas Samiti” at Muzaffarpur, Bihar. Brajesh Thakur, Former Bihar People's Party (BPP) MLA, ran the shelter home where many girls were raped and assaulted, was convicted for aggravated sexual assault under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 and gang rape.

Additional Sessions Judge Saurabh Kulshreshtha convicted Thakur for aggravated sexual assault under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012, gang rape, rape and other related offences under the Indian Penal Code and the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015

One accused was acquitted by court. Currently, Thakur and other 18 convicts of the case are in Tihar Jail. 

Case Brief:

The incident was first reported in April, 2018, after the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) submitted a report to the Bihar government, detailing the abuse.

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 on August 2,… Continue Reading...


Tagged: Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Case   POCSO   POCSO Act   Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act  
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