Arrest warrant issued against ex-JD-U minister as top court reprimands Bihar govt

Arrest warrant issued against ex-JD-U minister as top court reprimands Bihar govt

BIHARPOST NEWS DESK


PATNA: A local court in Bihar today issued warrant of arrest against former minister Manju Verma hours after the Supreme Court expressed dismay over the police not being able to trace the absconding JD-U leader.

The warrant was issued from the Sub-Divisional court, Manjhaul in Begusarai district in connection with recovery of live cartridges from her residence during a police raid in August this year, media reports said on Wednesday.

Raids were conducted in connection with the Muzaffarpur shelter home sex scandal in which 34 girls were allegedly raped.

Subsequently, both Verma and her husband were made named accused in the case. Later, they approached the Patna high court to seek anticipatory bail but their petition was rejected.

A couple of days back Verma’s husband surrendered in the court but the former minister still remains traceless despite the supreme Court expressing annoyance over the police’s failure to arrest her.

“It’s very strange that the government doesn’t know where its former minister is. All is not well,” the Supreme Court said today while directing the CBI to file chargesheet on time so that no accused could be granted bail.

The apex court made these observations on Wednesday shortly after being informed by the Bihar government that former social welfare minister has gone into hiding and could not be traced by the police.

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