JD(U) MLC Manorama Devi files anticipatory bail as Bihar cops move to seize property
Suspended Bihar JD(U) MLC Manorama Devi is absconding ever since an arrest warrant was issued against her.
Gaya: Suspended JD(U) MLC Manorama Devi, whose son had allegedly shot dead a youth for overtaking his vehicle, Friday filed an anticipatory bail petition in the district court in connection with recovery of liquor bottles from her house during a search.
On behalf of Manorama Devi, advocate Qaiser Sarfuddin filed the bail petition in the court of (in-charge) District Judge S N Singh who posted the matter for hearing on Monday.
While talking to reporters here after filing the petition, Sarfuddin said that Manorama Devi, who has been absconding ever since the liquor bottles were found from her Gaya residence, will not surrender before the court.
Manorama Devi's counsel further claimed that she has been "implicated" in the case as the allegations levelled against her are false.
The counsel said that she was not named accused in the FIR in connection with liquor bottle recovery case.
A day after her suspension from JD(U), the Excise department on May 11 sealed residence of the MLC in connection with recovery of liquor bottles as police stepped up search for the legislator who could not be traced.
Officials of Excise department with the help of police sealed the residence of Manorama Devi in posh Anugrah Puri colony, Senior Superintendent of Police Garima Mallik had said.
The Gaya police acquired a warrant of arrest against her on Wednesday in the liquor case.
The house was sealed in the wake of a case registered against the MLC with Rampur Police Station in connection with recovery of 6 bottles of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) from her house during Monday's search for her son Rocky Yadav who allegedly shot dead a youth in Gaya on Saturday night.
Wife of RJD strongman Bindi Yadav, Manorama Devi became MLC from JD(U) in 2015. Earlier, she was member of Legislative Council from RJD from 2003 to 2009.
Earlier, a case was registered against her husband Bindi Yadav and son Rocky Yadav in connection with seizure of liquor bottles. But, her name was included in the FIR on May 10 in this connection.
With PTI inputs