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Bihar Shelter Home Case: SC Asks CBI to Complete Probe in 3 Months

SC had directed the CBI to complete its probe into the alleged murder of 11 girls at a shelter home in Muzaffarpur.

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The Supreme Court on Monday, 3 June, asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to complete the investigation into the Bihar shelter homes case within three months, reported ANI. The CBI had earlier approached the court seeking six months’ time to complete the investigation.

The court, on 6 May, had directed the CBI to complete its probe into the alleged murder of 11 girls at a shelter home in Bihar's Muzaffarpur and file a status report by 3 June, since the matter was “urgent”, reported PTI.

The bench, comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Deepak Gupta, had initially asked the CBI to complete the probe related to alleged 11 murders within two weeks, but had later postponed it to June after Attorney General KK Venugopal told the court that completion of probe will be impossible within two weeks.

"Office to list the matter on 3 June before the vacation bench of this court. In the meantime, the ongoing investigation, as stated in the reply of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), be completed and all necessary actions in accordance with law, including filing of status report before this court, be also completed," said the order.

According to the CBI, 11 girls were allegedly murdered by key accused Brajesh Thakur and his accomplices and a "bundle of bones" was recovered from a burial ground in the Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual abuse and murder case.

(With inputs from PTI)

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