Patna High Court grants bail to JDU MLA Manorama Devi
Patna: The Patna High Court on Monday granted bail to suspended Janata Dal (U) MLC Manorama Devi in connection with alleged liquor possession at her Gaya residence.
The Patna High Court on June 1 last had ruled that mere possession of liquor bottle is not illegal as the Bihar Excise Act has provisions for penal action only in cases of ‘trade and consumption of alcohol.’
Manorama Devi was booked under the new Bihar Excise (Amendment) Act 2016, following the recovery of liquor bottles from her house during a raid in search of her son Rocky Yadav, an accused in the killing of teenager Aditya Sachdeva in a road rage case.
She had surrendered on May 17 in the Gaya’s court which remanded her to judicial custody.
She is currently lodged in the Gaya Central Jail, along with her son Rocky Yadav.