PATNA: Today, CBI took Rahul Anand, son of Brajesh Thakur into custody after search operation and interrogation of long 11 hours. CBI team reached Thakur’s Sahu Road residence at 9 AM and left at around 8 PM along with Rahul Anand.
— ANI (@ANI) August 11, 2018
Rahul Anand is the publisher and editor of Hindi daily “Pratah Kamal“. The office of this newspaper is situated within the same premises as the residence and the shelter home which have been sealed after the rape scandal came into light.
Headed by DIG Abhay Kumar, the CBI team was flanked by a number of armed commandoes who locked the main gate of the premises from inside, preventing any inside view from media and other outside onlookers.
The CBI team was also accompanied by a number of forensic experts indicates that they inspected the shelter home thoroughly and collected items and things which might be proved valuable in the investigation further.
CBI also inspected the courtyard, which was dug up last month by the police, following allegations by inmates that one of the girls was beaten to death few years ago and her body was buried at the spot. Nothing incriminating was found after the day-long excavation and the eight-feet-deep pit was again filled up.
The CBI deployed heavy earth mover machines at the site but nothing was found. Brajesh Thakur, who is in jail, heads the NGO Seva Sankalp Evam Vikas Samit, which ran the state-funded shelter home where sexual abuse of more than 30 inmates has been confirmed in medical tests.