The Supreme Court has today directed the CBI to take over the probe into allegations of physical and sexual abuse of inmates at 16 shelter homes in Bihar in addition to the Muzaffarpur shelter home case which is already with CBI.
A bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur transferred the investigation, being conducted by Bihar police, to the CBI while dismissing the state government’s request to not transfer the probe.
The apex court said the report of Tata Institute of Social Sciences raises grave concern about 17 shelter homes in Bihar and CBI must look into all of them. Further , the apex court also said CBI officers probing the shelter home cases shall not be transferred without its prior permission.
The CBI,which is already investigating the Muzaffarpur shelter home case, told the bench, that in principle, it was ready to take over the investigation. CBI,said the court that it is expected to file a charge sheet by December 7 .