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Trial Court Saket sentences 19 accused in Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Case

 Trial Court Saket sentences 19 accused in Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Case

New DelhiThe Trial Court at Saket, New Delhi has today sentenced 19 accused, namely (i) Brajesh Thakur, owner of the NGO Sewa Sankalp Evam Vikas Samiti to undergo Life Imprisonment with a total fine of Rs.32.20 lakh;
 
 (ii) Indu Kumari, Superintendent of Children Home for Girls to undergo three years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs.10,000/-;
 
 (iii) Minu Devi, House Mother, Children Home for Girls to undergo Life  Imprisonment with fine of Rs.80,000/- ;
 
(iv) Manju Devi, Counselor, Children Home for Girls to undergo ten years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs.40,000/- ;
 
(v) Chanda Devi, House Mother, Children Home for Girls to undergo ten years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs.60,000/-; 
 
(vi) Neha Kumari, Nurse, Children Home for Girls to undergo ten years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs.40,000/-; 
 
(vii) Hema Masih, Probation Officer, Children Home for Girls to undergo ten years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs.60,000/-; 
 
(viii) Kiran Kumari, Helper, Children Home for Girls to undergo  Life Imprisonment with fine of Rs.80,000/-; 
 
(ix) Ravi Kumar Roshan, the then Child Protection Officer, Muzaffarpur to undergo Life Imprisonment with total fine of Rs.3.25 lakh; 
 
(x) Vikas Kumar, the then Member, Child Welfare Committee, Muzaffarpur to undergo Life Imprisonment with a total fine of Rs.14.50 lakh; 
 
(xi) Dilip Kumar Verma, the then Chairman, Child Welfare Committee, Muzaffarpur to undergo Life Imprisonment with a total fine of Rs.2 lakh; 
 
(xii) Vijay Kumar Tiwari, driver of Brajesh Thakur to undergo Life Imprisonment with a total fine of Rs.75,000/-; 
 
(xiii) Guddu Kumar Patel @ Guddu, an employee of Brajesh Thakur to undergo Life Imprisonment with a total fine of Rs.85,000/-;
 
 (xiv) Krishan Kumar Ram @ Krishna @ Kishan, an employee of Brajesh Thakur to undergo Life Imprisonment with fine of Rs.50,000/-; 
 
(xv) Rosy Rani, the then Assistant Director, District Child Protection Unit, Muzaffarpur to undergo six months Rigorous Imprisonment; 
 
(xvi) Ramanuj Thakur @Mamu, uncle of Brajesh Thakur to undergo Life Imprisonment with fine of Rs.60,000/-; 
 
(xvii) Ramashankar Singh @ Master Saheb @ Masterji, an employee of Brajesh Thakur to undergo ten years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs.60,000/-; 
 
(xviii) Dr. Aswini @ Asmani, an employee of Sewa Sankalp Evam Vikas Samiti to undergo ten years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs.30,000/- and (xix) Saista Praveen @ Madhu, an employee of Sewa Sankalp Evam Vikas Samiti to undergo Life  Imprisonment with fine of Rs.4.10 lakh.
            CBI had registered the case on 28.07.2018 and taken over the investigation of the case, earlier registered at Mahila Police Station, Muzaffarpur (Bihar). 
 
After thorough investigation, CBI filed a charge sheet on 18.12.2018 against 21 accused before the Designated Court, Muzaffarpur. 
 
The Supreme Court vide Order dated 07.02.2019 transferred the trial to Saket Court at New Delhi.  The charges in the case were framed on 30.03.2019 against 20 accused persons under the provisions of IPC, POCSO Act and JJ Act for the commission of the physical and sexual assault, including rape of the victims. Prosecution evidence commenced on 06.04.2019 which continued on a day-to-day basis.  The trial was concluded within six months’ time as stipulated by the Supreme Court of India.

            On the conclusion of the trial, the Court held 19 accused persons guilty on 20.01.2020 for having committed the offenses of rape, gang rape, aggravated penetrative sexual assault and abetment of the said offenses in the Muzaffarpur Shelter Home case (Bihar) and acquitted one person. 

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