SC issues notice to Bihar govt on kidnapping of teenage girl



New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Bihar government on a plea for direction to the state police to trace out a teenage girl, kidnapped from Muzaffarpur town in the state about three months back.

Alleging that there is law and order problem in the state, a group of Delhi University law student, hailing from Bihar, filed the petitions pleading that the state police refused to act in the case saying the girl may have eloped with her lover.

Navaruna, 12, has been missing from her house in Bihar's Muzaffarpur town since September 18.

After a brief hearing, a bench of justices RM Lodha and A R Dave issued notices to the Centre and the Bihar government and asked them to file their replies to the petition which also sought a CBI probe into the case.

PTI