Another arrest in Shelter Home POCSO case

Another arrest in Shelter Home POCSO case

District police on Saturday took suspended child protection officer(CPO) Ravi Roushan on remand for 48 hours in connection with the sexual exploitation of minor girls living at a government-funded short stay home in Muzaffarpur. The case broke open in the last week of May and pertains to the allegations of sexual assault and immoral trafficking […]

What’s the progress in the Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Scandal?

What’s the progress in the Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Scandal?

The news of girls being raped, physically assaulted, and being forced in the business of prostitution at Muzaffarpur shelter home left everybody stunned. The people who were given the responsibility to protect the orphan and abandoned girls were accused of sexually harassing them.  This shelter home is run by NGO “seva sankalp evm vikas samiti” […]

Muzaffarpur Shelter rapes: NCW for speedy trail

Muzaffarpur Shelter rapes: NCW for speedy trail

Patna: “Culprits are culprits. They have no political affiliation. They are criminals in the eyes of law. And the Muzaffarpur incident is no exception,” National Commission for Women (NCW) member Sushma Sahu has told local media that those found guilty of sexual abuse of girls in the Muzaffarpur short stay home case would not be spared […]

Shelter homes in Bihar : a can of worms?

Shelter homes in Bihar : a can of worms?

Patna: It’s a crying shame! The very people entrusted to ‘protect’ the abandoned and at-risk girls in a state-approved shelter are now on trial for having sexually assaulted them. A member of the district protection unit meant to monitor homes for underprivileged children was sent to jail on Wednesday (June 6) on the charge of […]

Since JJ Act says Juvenile cannot be arrested, no anticipatory bail

Since JJ Act says Juvenile cannot be arrested, no anticipatory bail

Chennai: The Madras High Court has ruled that a juvenile accused of committing a crime cannot be arrested and this legal position obviates the need for them to seek anticipatory bail. The ruling was given by a division bench of justices S Nagamuthu and Anita Sumanth, which had been tasked by the then Chief Justice […]