Patna, Aug 17: CBI has raided the residence of former welfare minister Manju Verma, said media reports on Friday. Verma had put in her papers following the furore over her husband’s alleged involvement in the Muzaffarpur shelter home scandal. While denying her husband’s involvement, Verma had then claimed that she was resigning over the furore created by the Opposition. She had also claimed that the truth will come out eventually. “I resigned because media and the Opposition had created a furore but I have full faith in the CBI and the judiciary. I am sure the truth will be out and my husband will come out clean. Call records of accused Brajesh Thakur should be made public, we will then see who all he used to talk to.” BJP MP CP Thakur appreciated Verma’s decision and said, “She did the right thing by resigning. Following such a saddening incident, any minister should have resigned.” Also Read - Giriraj Singh Shares Stage With Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Rape Case Accused, Stokes Controversy

The Bihar Social Welfare Department has suspended 14 officials on account of “negligence and dereliction of duty”, a notification has said. The suspended officials are seven assistant directors of Child Protection Units, six district child protection officers and superintendent of a remand home for juvenile prisoners. The suspended officials include assistant directors of Child Protection Units in Muzaffarpur, Munger, Araria, Madhubani, Bhagalpur, Gaya and Bhojpur districts. (Also read: Brajesh Thakur Claims he Was Going to Contest Elections on Cong Ticket) Also Read - Lalu flays Nitish over SC order in Muzaffarpur sex scandal

Meanwhile, three cops were suspended at the Shaheed Khudiram Bose Central Jail where accused Brajesh Thakur is lodged. This incident comes to light after a list consisting mobile numbers of at least 40 people was seized by a team of cops while they were out on a surprise check at the prison. Names of some powerful people, including a minister, were written on a two-page list that was recovered from Thakur during the search. Also Read - CBI registers FIRs against 2 shelter homes in Bihar for abuse of minors