Muzaffarpur shelter home case: Bihar social welfare minister Manju Verma resigns

Bihar Social Welfare Minister Manju Verma today tendered resignation from her post in the wake of allegation levelled against her husband Chandrashekhar Verma in the alleged sexual exploitation of 34 minor girls at Muzaffarpur shelter home.

Ms Verma submitted resignation after meeting with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Mr. Kumar forwarded her resignation to Governor Satya Pal Malik.

Earlier CBI had investigated call detail record ( CDR) of Brajesh Thakur who is main accused of alleged sexual exploitation at shelter home.

The agency found the husband of Manju Verma was in regular contact with Thakur.

There was 17 times conversation between husband of Ms Verma and Brajesh Thakur from January to May this year. It has also been revealed that both had travelled to Delhi many times.

The CBI is investigating documents of travel agency.

Meanwhile, CBI has interrogated driver of main accused Brajesh Thakur. The driver disclosed the husband of Manju Verma was a frequent visitor of Muzaffarpur shelter home.

Opposition parties RJD Congress and left parties have welcomed the resignation of Social Welfare Minister Manju Verma.

Ten persons have so far been arrested including main accused Brajesh Thakur. All accused were today produced before Muzaffarpur POCSO court.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said the culprit in the case will not be spared at any cost.

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