‘Fantastic! Nobody knows where ex-minister is’: SC hits at Bihar

Bihar’s Director General of Police (DGP) has been asked to appear before the Supreme court on November 27 and explain why former cabinet minister Manju Verma, accused in Arms Act case, has not been traced.

Justice Madan B Lokur stated that “Fantastic! ex-cabinet minister (Manju Verma) on the run, fantastic. How could it happen that ex-cabinet minister is absconding and nobody knows where she is? You (Bihar government) realise the seriousness of the issue that ex-cabinet minister is not traceable. It’s too much.”

“We are quite shocked that former cabinet minister cannot be traced by the police for over a month. We would like the police to tell us that how such an important person is not traceable. Director General of Police to appear before us.”

Earlier the Bihar police had issued a non-bailable warrant against Manju Verma on November 1, after the Supreme Court came down heavily on the state government.

In August this year, she had resigned as the Social Welfare Minister of Bihar after her husband, Chandrashekhar Verma came under fire for allegedly having links with the prime accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter home case named Brajesh Thakur.

According to the report published in the DC, the Supreme Court has set November 27 as the next date for the hearing.