Bihar: JD (U) lawmaker Manorama Devi files for anticipatory bail

  • PTI, Gaya
  • Updated: May 13, 2016 17:47 IST
JD(U) MLC Manorama Devi was suspended from the party on Tuesday. Her son Rocky Yadav is accused of killing a teenage boy. (PTI)

Suspended JD(U) MLC Manorama Devi, whose son had allegedly shot dead a youth for overtaking his vehicle, on Friday filed an anticipatory bail petition in the Gaya district court in connection with recovery of liquor bottles from her house.

Advocate Qaiser Sarfuddin filed the bail petition on behalf of the legislator in the court of (in-charge) District Judge S N Singh who posted the matter for hearing on Monday.

Talking to reporters after filing the petition, Sarfuddin said that Devi, who has been absconding ever since the liquor bottles were found from her Gaya residence, will not surrender before the court.

He 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 had sealed the residence of the MLC in 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.

Police had recovered six 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.

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