Bhakshak True Story: Meet real-life IPS officer from Punjab who arrested Brajesh Thakur aka Bansi Sahu
Directed by Pulkit, Netflix's Bhakshak is a crime thriller inspired by real-life events from the 2018 Muzzafarpur Shelter Home Case.-
Bhakshak was released on Netflix on February 9, 2024, and as expected the movie is becoming the talk of the town among fans on social media. Made under the banner of Red Chillies Entertainment, Bhakshak is a crime thriller inspired by real-life events from the 2018 Muzzafarpur Shelter Home Case. Directed by Pulkit, Bhakshak is based on the true story of the Muzzafarpur Shelter Home Case 2018 where more than 30 orphans and minor girls were subjected to rape and torture. Bhakshak features Bhumi Pednekar, Sanjay Mishra, Aditya Srivastava, Sai Tamhankar, Chittaranjan Tripathy, and more in the leading roles. Since you have landed on this page, True Scoop News assumes that you have already watched Bhakshak on Netflix and are wondering about the real-life SSP of Muzzafarpur Jasmeet Kaur. The character of then Munnawarpur SSP Jasmeet Kaur is played by Bollywood actress Sai Tamhankar. Now, the question arises who is real-life Munnawarpur SSP Jasmeet Kaur shown in the Netflix movie? Below is what we know about her-
Who is real-life Munnawarpur SSP Jasmeet Kaur?
The answer is Harpreet Kaur. Harpreet Kaur was SSP of Muzaffarpur, Bihar when she was arrested the shelter home mastermind Brajesh Thakur. Affectionately known as 'Lady Singham', Harpreet Kaur grew up in a small village by the name of Alkada in Barnala, Punjab. Reports suggest that when she was a child her father, who was a teacher, showed him an episode of a serial called ‘Udaan’ on Doordarshan. That episode was inspired by the life of Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya, an IPS and DGP of Uttarakhand. This was her first encounter with the importance of Khaki and it pushed her desire to become one. In 2009, Harpreet Kaur’s dream became a reality and she was chosen as an IPS officer of Bihar cadre. Thereafter, she became the SSP of Muzzafarpur.
After arresting Brajesh Thakur, Harpreet Kaur was transferred. Interestingly, RJD leader Tejaswi Prasad Yadav in 2018 had alleged that Harpreet Kaur was transferred from Muzzafarpur just because she arrested Brajesh Thakur. Not only this, Harpreet filed a chargesheet against Brajesh in a span of 2 months and this might have irked the Bihar Government, Tejaswi had said.
Muzzafarpur Shelter Home Case 2018
In 2018, the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, audited 110 shelter homes in Bihar, exposing a racket involving sexual abuse of several young girls, including minors. As per reports, TISS flagged 17 shelters as "grave concern," including the Balika Grih in Muzaffarpur, which was run by local politician Brajesh Thakur's NGO Seva Sankalp Evam Vikas Samiti.
After the Muzzafarpur Balika Griha's conditions came to the fore, Bihar Police came into action and charged 11 people, including Brajesh Thakur, Dilip Kumar Verma, chairperson of the Muzaffarpur District Child Welfare Committee, Vikas Kumar, a member of the Child Welfare Committee; Ravi Roshan, a child protection officer; and Rosy Rani, assistant director of the child protection unit.