Muzaffarpur shelter home case: JDU suspends Manju Verma

Patna, Nov 15: Janata Dal-United leader and former minister of Social Welfare of Bihar Manju Verma has been suspended from the party on Thursday. 

In August, the Central Bureau of Investigation had registered a case against Manju Verma and her husband Chandrashekhar at Cheria Bariarpur police station of Begusarai district after the probe agency seized about 50 cartridges from their residence during searches, which were a part of  Muzaffarpur Shelter Home case.

However, Chandrashekhar Verma, surrendered before District Court Manjhaul on October 29. While the former minister is on run.

Manju Verma resigned on August 8 following allegations that her husband has links with the main accused of Muzaffarpur Shelter Home case, Brajesh Thakur.

The Bihar Police has been conducting raids at several places in Bihar and Jharkhand to trace absconding Manju Verma.

The Supreme Court had also rapped the Bihar police for its failure to arrest former state minister in the Muzaffarpur case.

Of the 42 girls lodged at the residential hostel run by Thakur’s NGO, 34 were found to have been sexually assaulted. The incident came to light after a social audit by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

Since then, the shelter home has been sealed.


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