Handling of Muzaffarpur shelter home case shameful: SC

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New Delhi: The apex court has pulled up Bihar government on the shelter home issue.

It criticized the Bihar government for the failure to file a correct First Information Report (FIR) in the alleged rape of girls at the Muzaffarpur shelter home.

The Supreme Court has given 24 hours to Bihar police to rectify the FIR and charges under section 377 of IPC.

The bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur, S Abdul Nazeer and Deepak Gupta called it “tragic”.

The Bihar Police is not doing its job as expected, the apex court said.

The Supreme Court has asked the Special Public Prosecutor of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to take instructions from the agency on this matter. It said the court must be informed by Wednesday if the CBI can investigate the cases relating to sexual assault in nine out of 17 shelter homes in Bihar.

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