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Muzaffarpur Shelter Home: Delhi HC Issues Notice In Brajesh Thakur's Appeal Against His Conviction For Gangrape

Karan Tripathi
22 July 2020 7:28 AM GMT
Muzaffarpur Shelter Home: Delhi HC Issues Notice In Brajesh Thakurs Appeal Against His Conviction For Gangrape
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Delhi High Court has issued notice in criminal appeal moved by Brajesh Thakur against his conviction for gangrape in Muzaffarpur Shelter Home case.

The Division Bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Rajneesh Bhatnagar has issued notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation.

On January 20, Additional Sessions Judge Saurabh Kulshreshtha had convicted Brajesh Thakur for multiple grounds of rape, gangrape (section 376(d), IPC) aggravated sexual assault under section 6 of POCSO Act, criminal conspiracy, and offences under the Juvenile Justice Act.

The court had also sentenced Thakur to life imprisonment till the remainder of his life for sexual and physical assault of minor girls at Muzaffarpur Shelter Home in Bihar.

The court had also awarded life imprisonment to other 10 convicts, including 3 women. Among these 10 convicts, some were sentenced to imprisonment till the remainder of their lives.

Several girls were raped and sexually abused at an NGO-run shelter home in Muzaffarpur, Bihar. The issue had come to light following a report by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).

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