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Muzaffarpur shelter home case: Ex-Bihar minister Manju Verma's husband Chandrashekhar to be held in the shelter home rape case

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 21 September 2018, 15:41 IST

An arrest warrant has been ordered to be issued against the former Bihar social and welfare minister Manju Verma's husband Chandrashekhar Verma in connection with the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape scandal where 34 minor girls were sexually abused and molested at a state-government run shelter home.

Superintendent of Police Begusarai orders arrest of the husband of former Bihar minister Manju Verma, in connection with cartridges found at her residence during CBI raid.

The main accused in the case, Brajesh Thakur, had accepted talking to Chandrashekhar over the phone. In August, former social welfare minister Manju Verma was 'forced' to resign over the issue after the name of her husband Chandrashekhar was involved in the case.

As per reports, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had called the Manju Verma and told her to tender resignation. According to reports, Shiva Kumari, wife of the arrested Muzaffarpur district child protection officer Ravi Kumar Raushan, had alleged that Manju Verma's husband Chandrashekhar Verma, a former MLC, used to frequently visit the shelter home where 34 girls were allegedly raped for several months.

On Thursday, the Supreme Court uplifted the ban on media coverage of the shelter home rape case and said, that there cannot be a blanket ban on media coverage of the case in which several women inmates were allegedly raped and sexually abused.

A bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta overturned the order of the Patna High Court. The Patna High Court had put a ban on media reporting about the investigation in the case.

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First published: 21 September 2018, 15:41 IST
 
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