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No one, even minister would not be spared if complicity in sex abuse case found :Nitish

webindia123 2018-08-06 00:00:00
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said that no one, even social welfare minister Manju Verma would not be spared if complicity at any level was found during investigation in sex abuse case in Muzaffarpur based short stay home.

Mr Kumar, after 'Lok Samvad' programme organised at his residence, told media persons here that his government was sensitive towards the incident of sex abuse of girls at a short stay home in Muzaffarpur, which came to light after social audit report submitted to the government by Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS). The officials responsible for monitoring the short stay homes and shelter homes had been suspended in administrative action against them while CBI had also been given responsibility to probe the case in detail, he added.

The Chief Minister, responding to a query on demand by opposition parties for resignation of social welfare minister Ms Verma, said the case had been handed over to CBI for its thorough investigation. At the moment, the involvement of the minister or any decision taken by her in this connection which led to irregularities did not come to light, he said adding that the Minister had herself denied her complicity in the case, so the question of her resignation did not arise at present.

"I would like to make it absolutely clear that no one, even minister concerned would be spared if complicity in the case is found during investigation", Mr Kumar said adding he did not bother about political attacks being made by opposition parties as his government was sensitive on the issue and taking all possible efforts to prevent recurrence of any such incident. MORE UNI KKS AKM

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