Although the FIR had named Nitish in the case along with four others, Kumar and another person, Yogendra Yadav, were not named in the chargesheet after initial police investigation did not find any evidence against them.
The court also ordered a speedy trial in the case and gave the CBI two weeks time to prepare a report on the case, which came to light in April following an audit of the shelter home by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, which said many girls had complained of sexual abuse.
The Patna High Court, in a recent order, reprimanded Bihar police officers for not showing “application of mind” and “taking insensitive nature of action” while dealing with cases lodged under Bihar Prohibition and Excise Act.
In her plea, the woman had said she was a destitute and had come to know about her pregnancy for the first time around the 13th week, and that too after she was rescued by Shanti Kutir, a women's rehabilitation centre, and taken a pregnancy test on January 26.
Nitish Kumar's decision to form a new government with BJP support has left many politicians from the 'grand alliance' dissatisfied. Even some senior JD(U) leaders like Sharad Yadav have raised complaints with Nitish Kumar's decision.
Yadav faced three riots cases, and was first sentenced to life in 2007 for the murder of a Muslim shopkeeper, Munna. With the latest ruling on the murder of Mohammed Qayumuddin, 15, Yadav has now been acquitted in all three cases.