Muzaffarpur Shelter Home case; Police attach property of former Bihar minister Manju Verma

Patna, Nov 17, News24 Bureau: There may be tough days ahead for former Bihar minister Manju Verma. Police in Bihar on Saturday started attaching properties of absconding former Minister Manju Verma at her residence in Begusarai after a court order in an arms case connected to the Muzaffarpur shelter home horror.

"A property attachment notice was pasted on her residence and the police began the process," Begusarai Superintendent of Police Avkash Kumar said.Verma is facing arrest under the Arms Act following the recovery of 50 live cartridges from her residences in Patna and Begusarai during a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raid.She has been absconding for the last three months. The Patna High Court has rejected her bail plea.Last month a court in Begusarai had issued a warrant against here.On Monday, the Minister's husband Chandrasekhar Verma, who had been absconding for a month, surrendered before a court after which he was sent to 14 days judicial custody in connection to the shelter home case.Manju Verma had resigned on August 8 following allegations that Brajesh Thakur, the main accused in the Muzaffarpur case, had links to her husband.Thankur is currently in the Muzaffarpur jail.Of the 42 girls lodged at the short-stay home run by Thakur's NGO, 34 were found to have been sexually assaulted. The crime came to light after a social audit by the Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai.The shelter home has been sealed but only after many skeletons spilled out of the closet.Manju Verma had continued to be in the post even after her husband's name was dragged in the infamous Muzzaffarpur Shelter Home case. It was only that there were objections raised by the courts, that she resigned.