The family also indicated in the letter that they did not get any official communication about the award, claiming they only came to know about it through media reports. Shubra Verma, daughter of Justice Verma.
“Some officials from the Home Ministry visited my father’s hometown in Satna in Madhya Pradesh early this month and had enquired about him. When I sought to know the reason for the enquiry, he said father’s name has been nominated for Padma Vibhushan. Even someone from the Home Ministry visited our house here and had said the same thing,” Shubra said. Verma, who had headed the government committee to frame stricter laws and suggested legal reforms to deal with sexual assault cases in the wake of the Dec. 16 Delhi gangrape case, died in April 22 last year following multiple organ failure. (PTI)