Manju Verma Surrenders; Sent to Jail under Judicial Custody

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Patna: After remaining on the lam for more than two months, former Bihar Social Welfare Minister Manju Verma surrendered before a court in Begusarai thus ending the search for her since an arrest warrant was issued against her under the Arms Act.

Verma, whose husband Chandrashekhar Verma is already in jail after his name surfaced in the list of those who had visited a girl shelter in Muzaffarpur where more than three dozen girls were sexually abused, arrived wearing a burqa on an auto-rickshaw at the Manjhaul court around 11:15 am and surrendered before the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (ACJM) after revealing who she was.

She was taken into judicial custody and was sent to the Begusarai Division Jail for 11 days.
The former minister will now appear before the court on December 1 where she will be accompanied by her husband as well.
Reports said Verma, shortly after surrendering herself, fainted in the court and had to be checked up by a jail doctor who said she had been indisposed for the last few days and needed medical care in the jail.

As reported, earlier during a raid at her residence in Begusarai, CBI inspectors had recovered 50 rounds of live cartridges leading to registration of a case against her under the Arms Act. An arrest warrant was issued against her but she managed to go in hiding.

According to some reports, Verma was hiding at a relative's home in Nepal and when the police attached her properties and began confiscating her belongings, only then she decided to surrender before the court.

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