Absconding Gaya JD-U Legislator Surrenders

JD-U leader Manorama Devi surrenders before police in Gaya on Tuesday.

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Gaya: Absconding Janata Dal – U legislator from Gaya Manorama Devi, the mother of accused murderer Rocky Yadav, after remaining nearly a week in hiding, surrendered to the police on Tuesday in a case involving recovery of liquor bottles from her home during the search of her son last week and harboring a fugitive.

Her surrender comes a day after a court delayed hearing on her anticipatory bail petition.

The suspended JD-U leader, however, wasted no time in laying excuse on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) saying it were the BJP workers who hid liquor bottles in her home to implicate her in the Excise case.

It may be recalled that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar declared Bihar dry on April 1 this year. Full prohibition went into effect on April 6.

"I respect the court but I had no liquor bottles in my home. This is the handiwork of the BJP that planted alcohol bottles to falsely implicate me in this case," Manorama Devi said before she was sent to 14 days in judicial custody.

Married to notorious criminal and former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Bindi Yadav, Manorama Devi was expelled from the party by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar after bottles of alcohol surfaced from her home in Gaya. Her arms license along with her husband's licenses was also cancelled by the government.

Rocky Yadav, Manorama Devi's son, stands accused in the cold blooded murder of 20-year old Aditya Sachdeva who was shot and killed from a close range following a minor road dispute on May 7.

He remains in police custody.

While the family members of the victim have demanded a CBI probe in the case, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has refrained from doing so due to his close proximity with Manorama Devi.

"We will not spare the guilty and deal with them with an iron hand," Kumar has maintained.


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