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Bihar shelter home case: SC asks police to investigate former minister

PTI
Published : Sep 20, 2018, 4:24 pm IST
Updated : Sep 20, 2018, 4:24 pm IST

SC asked Bihar Police to investigate Manju Verma, Chandrashekhar Verma in connection with recovery of huge quantity of ammunition from them.

The bench said that the investigation seems to be going in the right direction and also asked the Income Tax Department to look into assets of the NGO which was running the shelter home and its owner Brajesh Thakur. (Photo: ANI)
 The bench said that the investigation seems to be going in the right direction and also asked the Income Tax Department to look into assets of the NGO which was running the shelter home and its owner Brajesh Thakur. (Photo: ANI)

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Bihar Police to investigate former minister Manju Verma and her husband Chandrashekhar Verma in connection with the recovery of huge quantity of ammunition from them.

Verma had to resign as the minister of Social Welfare from the Bihar government in the wake of the Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual abuse case where several women were raped over time. The apex court's order came after it perused the CBI status report into the investigation to the case in which it stated that "Chandrashekhar Verma and his wife has been in possession of illegal ammunition in large quantity". 

 

"We expect the local police to look into it," a bench comprising Justices M B Lokur and Deepak Gupta said. 

The bench said that the investigation seems to be going in the right direction and also asked the Income Tax Department to look into assets of the NGO which was running the shelter home and its owner Brajesh Thakur. The court also asked the state government to file affidavit on shifting of eight girls from the shelter home. It also directed the CBI to file in sealed cover its next status report on probe in the case within four weeks.

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