Bihar liquor ban: House of 'missing' JD(U) MLC Manorama Devi sealed, arrest warrant issued
The Nitish Kumar government has issued an arrest warrant against ruling Janata Dal United MLC Manorama Devi for allegedly defying liquor ban imposed by the state government in Bihar.
Patna: The State Excise Department and Bihar Police on Wednesday sealed the house and other properties of ruling Janata Dal United MLC Manorama Devi hours after an arrest warrant was issued against her for allegedly defying the liquor ban imposed by the Nitish Kumar government.
Nitish Kumar government had on Tuesday evening issued an arrest warrant against Manorama Devi for allegedly defying liquor ban imposed by the state government in Bihar.
The JDU MLC went into hiding minutes after she was suspended from the party for "protecting a murder accused" yesterday.
The state government had ordered her arrest in connection with the recovery of Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL) from her house in Gaya, 100km from Patna.
A directive to arrest the MLC and seal her house was issued to the Gaya district administration by the state excise department as sale, consumption and possession of liquor is an offence in Bihar.
At least six bottles of IMFL were recovered from the MLC's AP Colony house where police had gone looking for her son Rakesh Ranjan Yadav alias Rocky in connection with Gaya road rage death case.
Rocky was on Tuesday arrested on the charge of killing a 19-year-old schoolboy after the Gaya trader's son reportedly overtook the Range Rover of the MLC's son in Gaya Police Lines area on May 7 night.
JD(U) state president Bashishtha Narain Singh had suspended the MLC from the party on the advice of party's national president Nitish Kumar, who is also the CM of Bihar.
He said a show-cause notice would be issued to the MLC, asking her to explain her conduct in the entire episode involving the killing of Gaya youth allegedly by her son.