Patna, August 19: Independent MLA from Mokama, Anant Singh, who went missing after police recovered AK-47 from his residence on August 16, has released a video on Sunday. In the video, Singh said that he will surrender in the next 3-4 days. Singh, further claimed that the recovery of the AK-47 from his house is a conspiracy. AK-47 Rifle, Explosives Recovered From Mokama MLA Anant Singh’s Residence Near Bihar’s Patna, Bomb Squad Called.
According to an ANI update, Singh said, "I'm not scared of being arrested.I'll surrender in next 3-4 days. I haven't been to that house in last 14 yrs so there's no question of keeping AK-47 there." He clarified that he has come to see an ailing friend, after meeting whom, he will surrender in less than four days. Singh was booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) after the seizure of an AK-47 rifle and grenade from his ancestral house, Police confirmed on Saturday.
Check ANI update:
Independent MLA from Mokama,Anant Singh who went missing after police recovered an AK-47 from his residence on Aug 16:I'm not scared of being arrested.I'll surrender in next 3-4 days.I haven't been to that house in last 14 yrs so there's no question of keeping AK-47 there.#Bihar pic.twitter.com/9oitRXZVIq
— ANI (@ANI) August 19, 2019
Singh, nicknamed 'Chhote Sarkaar', has a long criminal record and was recently summoned to the police headquarters in Patna for giving his voice sample in connection with a bid on the life of a Mokama-based contractor.
Singh was formerly known to be close to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar but fell out with him ahead of the 2015 assembly elections. It led to his exit from the JD(U) and retaining Mokama seat as an independent.
(With additional inputs from PTI)