Bihar lawmaker booked under terrorist act after recovery of AK-47
RAIDS WERE CONDUCTED AT THE RESIDENCE OF CONTROVERSIAL LEGISLATOR ANANT SINGH ON FRIDAY
PATNA: Muscle-flexing independent legislator Anant Singh has landed in fresh trouble after the police booked him under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).
The case was registered against Singh after one AK-47 rifle and grenade were recovered from his ancestral house during the raids on Friday. Singh represents Mokama seat in Bihar assembly.
“Singh has been booked after recovery of sophisticated weapon,” a senior police official Kantesh Kumar Mishra told the media on Saturday.
Bihar: Case registered against Independent MLA from Mokama, Anant Kumar Singh under Arms Act, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) Act and Explosive Act. Police recovered an AK-47 rifle and a hand grenade from his residence yesterday. (File pic) pic.twitter.com/ZxcXoUnyeO
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The raids were conducted at Singh’s ancestral Nadawan village which falls under Barh sub-division in Patna district. Police said the weapon was covered with carbon sheet so as to dodge the metal detectors.
Singh, however, describes the entire as a part of political conspiracy hatched by his adversaries and alleges that the weapons not belonging to him were being shown as having recovered from his home.
He said the raids were conducted in his absence and as such no member of his family was present when the raids were conducted. He also claims he no longer stays in his ancestral home.