Manju Verma's husband was also accused of having links with Brajesh Thakur, the alleged mastermind behind the scandal.
Bihar scandal main accused Brajesh Thakur says he was framed because he was set to join Congress to contest poll
Thakur admitted speaking to Chandeshwar Verma, husband of social welfare minister Manju Verma, he claimed that he was not at all close to him and that many “false allegations” have been made.
The bench referred to National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data and said that every six hours, a woman is raped in India.
The CBI team is understood to have gone through documents kept there and spoken to other officials posted at the DCPU office, the sources said.
Nitish Kumar took potshots at his former party colleague Sharad Yadav and other opposition leaders for attending a protest in the national capital on the issue
Pragya Bharti said that she immediately registered the complaint with the police and also submitted copies of the CCTV footage for further investigation.
Bihar shelter home rape case: BJP leader CP Thakur seeks minister Manju Verma's resignation, but JD(U) disagrees
Senior BJP leader CP Thakur said JD(U) minister Manju Verma should resign from the cabinet owning moral responsibility for the alleged sexual abuse of minor girls.
'We have always said that the guilty would not be spared and Deputy Chief Minister has said in the assembly that we would like CBI probe to be monitored by the HC,' Kumar said.
The officials were suspended on grounds that they did not act despite being informed over the ill-treatment meted out to children at shelter homes.
As many as 34 minor girls were sexually assaulted in Balika Grih, a short-stay girls' shelter home run by the NGO in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district.
The NGO, however, was removed from the project after the allegations of sexual offences of the girls in Muzaffarpur became public, Social Welfare Department director Raj Kumar said.
Under pressure from Opposition, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar recommends CBI probe into Muzaffarpur shelter home sex scandal
The development took place a day after a nine-member team of Opposition leaders led by RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav visited the shelter home and accused the government of shielding the accused.
The minister, however, dismissed the allegation as politically motivated and said none of the victims had given statements that could corroborate what was being alleged.
'Police acted swiftly after the allegations surfaced, and ten of the 11 accused have already been arrested,' said DGP KS Dwivedi.
Alleging that several top government officials were involved in the Muzaffarpur incidents, MLAs of the main Opposition party RJD demanded a CBI probe into the scandal.