Muzaffarpur shelter home case: Bihar ex-minister Manju Verma gets bail

Patna: Former Bihar Minister Manju Verma on Tuesday was granted bail by the Patna High Court in connection with the Arms Act case linked to alleged Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case.

She was lodged in jail since November 20 last year.

Verma is an accused in an Arms Act case in connection with Muzaffarpur Shelter home rape case. She had surrendered before a Begusarai court.

In November last year, a non-bailable warrant was issued against her after 50 live cartridges were seized from her residence during a raid by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the shelter home rape case.

The Supreme Court on October 31 last year had also rapped the Bihar Police for its failure in arresting the former minister, who came under scrutiny after the disclosure that her husband Chandrashekhar Verma allegedly had links with Brajesh Thakur, the prime accused in the alleged rapes in the Muzaffarpur shelter home.

The case pertains to the alleged sexual harassment of 44 girls residing at the state-run shelter home.