September 27, 2020

Muzaffarpur rape case: CBI raids former Minister’s residence

Image result for Manju VermaA team of Central Bureau of Intelligence (CBI) on Friday conducted raid at the residence of former state social welfare minister Manju Verma in Patna and other places in connection with the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case.

Ms. Verma’s husband Chandeshwar Verma was earlier accused of visiting the Muzaffarpur shelter home for minor girls “frequently”.

His Call Detail Records (CDR) too had said that he had conversed with the main accused in the case Brajesh Thakur 17 times from January to May this year.

Ms. Verma’s husband has gone underground ever since his name had come up in the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case. On the day Ms. Verma had resigned from her post, she had told journalists, “he would come before you all soon”.

Two days back while addressing a public meeting in Begusarai Ms. Verma had slammed senior state BJP leader and state Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi for shielding another minister whose name too has come in media in the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case.

The CBI team also has conducted raid at Ms. Verma’s in-laws house at Begusarai.

The CBI team probing the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case of 34 minor girls has also conducted raid at the residence of some relatives of Brajesh Thakur in Muzaffarpur.

Official sources, however, told The Hindu that the CBI team has been interrogating Ms Verma and her husband in separate rooms at her residence in Patna.

But, there was no official confirmation of this.

Courtesy: The Hindu

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