Patna: Former Bihar Minister Manju Verma’s husband Chandrasekhar Verma surrendered before a court on Monday in connection to the Muzaffarpur shelter home case. Chandrasekhar Verma, who was absconding for over a month, surrendered in the Begusarai District Court after a lower court and the Patna High Court repeatedly rejected his interim bail petitions.
In September, the police issued an arrest warrant against Chandrasekhar Verma in connection with an FIR registered by the Central Bureau Investigation (CBI) under the Arms Act. The Patna High Court on Oct 9 rejected an anticipatory bail plea by Manju Verma against arrest by the CBI, which is probing the Muzaffarpur shelter home horror.
At least 34 girl inmates of the shelter home were found to have been raped during a social audit in June. The CBI has seized 50 live cartridges from the former Minister’s Begusarai home. (IANS)