Muzaffarpur shelter home case: Manju Verma surrenders in Begusarai Court

Patna, Nov 20: Former Bihar Minister Manju Verma on Tuesday surrendered before the Begusarai Court.

The development took place days after, the Bihar Police attached her property.

The Janata Dal-United leader was suspended from the party on November 15.

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

Though, Chandrashekhar Verma, surrendered before District Court Manjhaul on October 29. Later he was sent to 14 days judicial custody on November 12.

While his wife Manju was absconding since then.

The Patna High Court had rejected her bail plea. Last month a court in Begusarai had issued a warrant against her.

Manju Verma had stepped down as Bihar minister of Social Welfare on August 8 following allegations that her husband has links with the prime accused of Muzaffarpur Shelter Home case, Brajesh Thakur.

Ou of 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.


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