Brajesh Thakur, prime accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter home sex scandal, was today shifted to Special Central Jail in Bhagalpur from the Shaheed Khudiram Bose Jail, Muzaffarpur, a prison official said.
Thakur headed the NGO that ran the shelter home where more than 30 girls are said to have suffered sexual abuse.
He has been in jail in Muzaffarpur since June this year.
Only Thakur has been shifted, no directions for others: Superintendent
Jail superintendent Rajiv Kumar Singh said at present only Thakur has been shifted out of the Muzaffarpur jail. No further direction has been received to transfer any other accused in the case. Till now, 15 persons have been arrested in connection with the case.
The scandal had come to light earlier this year when Mumbai-based Tata Institute of Social Sciences, in its report of social audit conducted of shelter homes across Bihar, cited complaints of sexual abuse by inmates of the care unit for minor girls in Muzaffarpur.
An FIR was lodged by State Social Welfare Department thereafter and police arrested 10 persons, including Thakur, in this connection.