Congress leaders, sources said, feel too many parties are vying for the OBC and Dalit vote-bank in Bihar — Nitish Kumar’s JD(U), Lalu Prasad’s RJD, Ram Vilas Paswan’s LJP, and even the BJP.
According to Tripura State Child Welfare Society chairperson Nilima Ghosh, there were signs of torture on their bodies. She also said the families had to pay money for their children’s education at the Buddhist mission-run school in Bihar.
Shakti Babu, 19, a fifth semester Bachelor of Arts (Hindi Honours) student, had been allegedly getting threat calls for two days. He suffered internal injuries during the assault and was referred to Patna Medical College and Hospital.
A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta asked Bihar government and the CBI, which is investigating the case to file their response to the petition and listed the matter for September 18.
Police said the incident took place around 2 pm when four armed men reached a government primary school at Narayanipar village in Begusarai and started asking about a girl student.
Before the Srijan case was transferred to the CBI, a special investigation team of Bihar Police had found evidence of transaction between the bank accounts of Srijan and Rekha and her daughter.
This has come to the fore at a time when Arvind Kumar Agrawal faces the heat because of an attack on an assistant professor, allegedly instigated by a teacher known to be close to the V-C.
The journalist, Durg Singh Rajpurohit, told reporters in Jaipur on Sunday that contrary to the charges against him in the complaint, he had never visited Patna. He claimed that he was wrongly apprehended by Barmer police “who did not follow procedures”.
Patna High Court gag order on Muzaffarpur shelter home case will come in the way of efforts to uncover state failures. It must be reviewed.
The RJD leader said the order “violated” the provisions of the “freedom of expression”.
The professor had been dragged out of his residence by the mob in the Azad Nagar area of Motihari town, stripped
to his undergarments and thrashed.
Villagers from Damodarpur, where the victim lived with his family, rushed to the spot, and some of them suspected that those living in a red-light area near the railway track would have strangled the youth.
Koshish was started in 2006 as a student initiative at the Mumbai campus of TISS and has grown into full-fledged social intervention for rehabilitation of people living on the streets. The project now extends to Delhi, Maharashtra and Bihar.
Since the incident took place in the VVIP area, which also covers the chief minister’s residence and Raj Bhawan, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar took serious note of the incident.
This is the fifth shelter in the state, after Muzaffarpur, Munger, Bhagalpur and Chhapra, which is facing charges of sexual abuse or harassment. There are 110 shelters in Bihar.