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Muzaffarpur shelter home case: Manju Verma surrenders in Begusarai Court


In a major development on Monday, ex-Bihar minister Manju Verma surrendered in a Begusarai Court in Muzaffarpur shelter home case.

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The accused, is a former minister in Nitish Kumar cabinet in Bihar. She is linked to Muzaffarpur shelter home sex abuse cases. Today morning, she surrendered before a court in Begusarai. Ms Verma was absconding to escape the arrest and had moved Supreme Court last week for getting anticipatory bail.

Her surrender comes as a huge relief for the ailing Bihar government which has been facing the top court’s ire over  its inability to trace Ms Verma.

Court rejected the bail pleas of two suspended officials of the Bihar Social Welfare department who are currently facing trial in the shelter home sex scandal case, on Monday.

On November 12, the Supreme Court had rapped the Bihar Police for failing to arrest the former minister Manju Verma and had directed the DGP to appear before it in person on November 27 if she was not nabbed by then.

A shelter home employee Krishna Ram, who also ran the press of Brajesh Thakur — the main accused in the Muzaffarpur– told the CBI sleuths that some bodies were stuffed in gunny bags and disposed of in the Burhi Gandak river a year ago.

The Muzaffarpur shelter scandal had come to light after a report of a social audit conducted by the Mumbai-based Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) flagged social abuse of many of the inmates at the shelter home.

Also read: Muzaffarnagar shelter home case: Not 2 but 5 girls died in Bihar

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