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Patna HC dismisses anticipatory bail plea filed by ex-minister Manju Verma

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

The High Court Tuesday dismissed an anticipatory bail plea filed by former who is facing arrest in an Arms Act case, which cropped up in course of raids conducted by the CBI in connection with the home sex scandal case.

Justice turned down the application of Verma, against whom an FIR was lodged in August at station of district after the seizure of bout 50 cartridges from her in-laws residence.

Verma, the second term JD(U) MLA from Cheria Bariarpur in district, could not be contacted for comment after the high court did not accept her anticipatory bail request as her mobile phone was switched off.

The seizure was made during a raid conducted at Verma's and residences by the in connection with the case of sexual abuse of minor girls in the state-funded shelter home at Muzaffarpur.

Verma had stepped down as the following reports alleging close links between her husband and Brajesh Thakur, the prime accused in the scandal.

She had moved the High Court after her anticipatory bail plea was rejected by a on August 25.

The sordid episode in the home had drawn national condemnation.

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First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 16:25 IST