Muzaffarpur shelter home case: Bihar govt hiding Manju Verma, alleges Rabri Devi

Patna (Bihar): Former chief minister of Bihar Rabri Devi has cornered the Nitish Kumar government accusing it of hiding absconding ex-social welfare minister Manju Verma.

“Manju Verma must be found out. The government has kept her hidden. The Supreme Court had reprimanded the Bihar government twice on the issue but there is no effect. She should be traced,” she said on Monday.

Verma was suspended from the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) on November 15. She had resigned as a minister in August this year after her husband Chandrashekhar Verma’s name surfaced for allegedly having links with Brajesh Thakur, the prime accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case.

Subsequent to recovery of ammunition from her house during a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raid in connection with the case, Manju Verma has been absconding. A non-bailable warrant has been issued against her earlier this month.

On November 12, the Supreme Court rapped the Bihar Police for its failure in arresting Verma.

Apart from speaking on the Manju Verma case, Rabri also spoke on the feud brewing in her family.

Taking up a question about her son Tej Pratap’s expected date to return to Patna, the former chief minister said: “He is my son, he would come to me. It is not that he is some enemy.” She confirmed that she had a talk with him during a visit to Delhi.