The Central Bureau of Investigation raided 12 places in Bihar on Friday, 17 August as part of investigation into the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case. Five different residences of former Bihar minister Manju Verma were searched. Her three houses in Patna, one in Motihari and one in Begusarai were hunted by the CBI officers. Apart from these five locations, seven other premises of Brajesh Thakur, his friends and his relatives’ residences have been searched as a part of the investigation.
Manju Verma resigned from the ministerial position last month following the allegations of having connection in the Muzaffarpur shelter home case. Her husband is alleged to have links with Brajesh Thakur. The opposition party had been demanding her resignation from the ministry over which, she had said that if the allegations are proved, she will get down from her position.
Later police found 17 phone calls in the last six months made by her husband to Brajesh Thakur that also had evidences of him visiting the shelter home and spending long hours inside the NGO where minor girls were facing sexual abuse. Following this, Manju Verma had resigned from the ministry on August 08.
The main accused and shelter home owner Brajesh Thakur is under police custody since June 2. After his arrest two more cases have been registered against him when women from another shelter home owned by Thakur, went missing.