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JDU MLC Manorama Faces Arrest After Liquor Found in Her House

The MLC's suspension came a little after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar returned here from Dhanbad, Jharkhand, where he attended a programme on liquor ban.

Prabhakar Kumar | CNN-News18prabhakar007

Updated:May 11, 2016, 5:33 PM IST

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  • 18 bottles of liquor were recovered from JDU MLC's house during police raid
  • Manorama Devi's son and husband were arrested in connection with road rage
  • Devi had joined JDU in June 2015 and was made a MLC

Gaya: After being suspended from the party, Janata Dal United MLC Manorama Devi faces arrest after liquor was found in her house. Bihar Police and Excise Department have also sealed her house in Gaya.

Under the stringent provisions of the Bihar Excise (Amendment) Act, 2016 which came into effect in April, possession and consumption of liquor is banned in the state. Violators face stringent punishment for breaking the liquor ban law.

JDU President Basistha Narayan Singh said Manorama Devi has been suspended from the party for six years. He added the action followed recovery of liquor from her Gaya house during a raid on Monday night.

Eighteen bottles of Indian Made Foreign Liquor were recovered from Devi's house on Monday night in Gaya during a police raid to find her fugitive son.

The MLC's suspension came shortly after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar returned Patna from Dhanbad, Jharkhand, where he attended a programme on liquor ban.

The suspended MLC's son Rakesh Ranjan Yadav alias Rocky Yadav was arrested on Tuesday in connection with killing of a Gaya youth in an incident of road rage. Her husband Bindi Yadav, a RJD strongman from Gaya is in jail custody in connection with the road rage.

Rocky allegedly shot dead Aditya Sachdeva for overtaking his vehicle in Gaya on Saturday night.

Pressure was mounting on the state government to take action against Devi after police caught her son Rocky Yadav, who had been absconding since the incident, in the early hours of Tuesday for the murder of Sachdeva.

Devi had joined JDU in June 2015 and was made a MLC. She was RJD member of state legislative council from 2003 to 2009 and shot into limelight after becoming chief of Mohanpur block in 2001.

Rocky Yadav has been reamanded to judicial custody for 14 days by a Gaya court during the day and sent to the Central Jail there.

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