SC transfers Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual-assault case to Delhi court
A Delhi court today directed the CBI to appoint within two days a special public prosecutor in the Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual assault case. Additional Sessions Judge Saurabh Kulshrestha in Delhi posted the matter for hearing on February 27. The Supreme Court had on February 7 ordered that the transfer of shelter home sexual-assault case from Bihar to Saket district-court complex in New Delhi.
The POCSO court will conclude the trial within six months
SC ordered that the case be transferred from Bihar to a Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) court at Saket district court complex, which would conclude the trial within six months. Several girls were allegedly raped and sexually abused at an NGO-run shelter home in Muzaffarpur and the issue had come to light following a report by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences.