PATNA: If sources close to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) are to be believed, several officials of social welfare, information and public relations (IPRD) and health departments are under the scanner of the probe agency for their alleged roles in sexual exploitation of minor girls at a government-run children home in .
“As of now, the focus is on scrutinising the documents which were handed over to the CBI team by the Muzaffarpur police and the social welfare department. The probe agency is trying to identify the officials of social welfare department who had close links with Brajesh Thakur, the prime accused in the case,” said a CBI source.

He added the ambit of the investigation might extend to IPRD and health department as Thakur had received favours from officials of these two departments as well to run his NGOs and newspapers.

Meanwhile, Muzaffarpur SSP Harpreet Kaur on Friday said police have so far not been able to trace 11 women and four children who had gone missing from Swadhaar Grih in Muzaffarpur, another shelter home run by Thakur. “Efforts are on to trace the missing women and children. A police team, which was sent to Delhi in connection with the case, returned empty handed on Thursday night.

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