Absconding Bihar MLA Anant Singh surrenders before Delhi's Saket court

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 23 August 2019, 01:16 PM
Absconding Bihar lawmaker Anant Singh on Friday surrendered before Saket of New Delhi
Absconding Bihar lawmaker Anant Singh on Friday surrendered before Saket of New Delhi

Absconding Bihar lawmaker Anant Singh on Friday surrendered before Saket court in New Delhi. Earlier, in a video message he had said that he is not scared of arrest and will surrender in next few days. “I'll surrender in next 3-4 days,” Singh was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. He also rejected the charges that he had fled his house following the police raids. “I haven't been to that house in last 14 years so there's no question of keeping AK-47 there.”

On Sunday, days after AK-47 and other explosives were recovered from the house of Bihar’s Independent MLA Anant Singh, the Patna Police raided the residence of the lawmaker. However, Singh dodged the arrest and fled the spot moments before police party raided his house. “We did talk to his wife but she did not divulge details, we will take further action accordingly,” the police officer was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

The controversial MLA was booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) on Saturday. Confirming this, Patna (Rural) Superintendent of Police Kantesh Kumar Mishra said that it could not be ruled out that the sophisticated weapon may have been used in "some big incidents".

AK 47, live bullets and bombs - these are few things that our security forces recover from terrorists or Maoists. However, in Bihar's Mokma, the arms and ammunition were recovered from a public servant’s house. The Bihar police have recovered these deadly weapons from Independent MLA Anant Kumar Singh during a raid. According to reports, the police had to call bomb squad to defuse the bombs.

The raids were carried out on the legislator’s residence at his ancestral village Nadva after receiving specific inputs that illegal arms were being restored there, Superintendents Police Kantesh Mishra said.

First Published: Friday, August 23, 2019 01:16 PM

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