On Wednesday, Hindustan Times reported that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) took possession of immovable property worth ₹1.45 crore belonging to Brajesh Thakur, the main accused in the Muzzafarpur shelter home case. The property is under the name of his wife Asha and located in Delhi’s Palam area, the ED said.
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The ED accused Thakur of “misappropriating” funds received as grants from the government and other agencies in the name of the NGO. Grants-in-aid to the tune of ₹7.57 crore was siphoned off by Thakur and invested the same in his own name as well as in the name of his family members, the agency further said.
“During the money-laundering investigation, it was revealed that the girls’ shelter home in Muzaffarpur was found to be running in a highly questionable manner and several girls reported about violence and being abused sexually,” the ED said, adding that Thakur raped the girls.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed the charge sheet in 2018 against 21 accused, including Thakur. The ED attached properties worth ₹7.3 crores and ₹1.47 crore in 2019 and 2020, respectively.