Gang rape convict Brajesh Thakur sentenced to life imprisonment, Delhi court docket order

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new Delhi. A Delhi court docket sentenced Brajesh Thakur to life imprisonment on Tuesday (February 11) in a case of sexual exploitation and bodily harassment of a number of women in a shelter house in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar. The Saket court docket convicted 19 within the case. The convicts are being sentenced in flip within the court docket. All the culprits shut and attorneys are current within the court docket.

The sentence being heard

Brajesh Thakur, Ravi Roshan, Vikas Kumar, Dilip Kumar, Vijay Tiwari, Guddu Patel, Krishna Ram, Ramanuj Thakur alias Mamu, Ramashankar Singh aka Master, Ashwini, Shaista Parveen aka Madhu, Indu Kumari, Meenu Devi, Manju Devi, Chanda Devi, Neha Kumari, Hema Christ, Kiran Kumari and Rosie Rani. <! –

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Presently acquitted

Madhu's relative Vicky is acquitted of all expenses, whereas Rosie Rani, the then assistant director of the district little one safety unit, was discovered responsible beneath Section 75 of the JJ Act and launched on bond. The feminine staff of the lady little one concerned within the conspiracy to rape the youngsters have been discovered responsible. For this, the legislation offers for punishment equal to rape beneath Section 120B.

The court docket, in its 1,546-page judgment, failed to offer Thakur sections 120B (prison conspiracy), 324 (injuring with harmful weapons or means), 323 (deliberately injuring), abetment, part 21 of the Poxo Act (being against the law). Stay) and likewise convicted beneath Section 75 (cruelty to youngsters) of Juvenile Justice Act.

This was the case

Other ugly incidents, together with the rape of minor women, had been carried out within the lady little one house run by Seva Sankalp and Vikas Samiti, a company of Brajesh Thakur. After the revelations within the report, a case was registered at Muzaffarpur Women's Police Station on 31 May 2018. Later, there was a storm within the political corridors relating to the lady little one scandal. From the meeting to the Lok Sabha, the leaders of opposition events had created a ruckus. The investigation was later handed over to the CBI.

As per the instructions of the Supreme Court, the trial on this case went on each day and was accomplished inside six months. The court docket had on March 30, 2019 framed expenses in opposition to Thakur and different accused. The court docket was prosecuted for different offenses together with rape, sexual harassment, intoxication of minors, prison intimidation.

Thakur and his shelter house staff, in addition to officers of Bihar's social welfare division, had been charged with prison conspiracy, negligence in obligation and failure to report harassment of women. These expenses additionally included allegations of cruelty on youngsters whereas beneath the authority of authorities, which is punishable beneath the Juvenile Justice Act.

On the directive of the Supreme Court, the case was transferred from the native court docket of Muzaffarpur in Bihar to the Poxo court docket of Delhi's Saket district court docket advanced on February 7, 2019. The case got here to gentle after the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TIS) submitted a report back to the Bihar authorities on May 26, 2018. Tis submitted this report back to the Bihar Social Welfare Department in February that yr.

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