New Delhi, August 23: Independent MLA from Bihar’s Mokama, Anant Singh, who was absconding after police seized an AK-47 rifle from his residence on August 16, surrendered before a Delhi court on Friday. Earlier in the day, Singh released a video message in which he said that he would surrender before a court, not before the police. He further added that he trusted only the judiciary. Anant Singh, Absconding Mokama MLA, Says, 'Will Only Surrender Before Court And Not Police'.
According to reports, two hand grenades were also recovered from his house in the police raid. The case was filed against the MLA under the anti-terror law Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The AK-47 and hand grenades were recovered from his ancestral house at Ladma village. On Sunday, Singh released a video, in which he said that he would surrender in the next couple of days. The very next day, a lookout notice was issued against him. Anant Singh, Absconding Mokama MLA, Releases Video, Says 'Will Surrender in Next 4 Days'.
Singh popularly known as "Chhote Sarkar", has a long criminal record. The Bihar MLA was recently summoned to the police headquarters in Patna for giving his voice sample in connection with an attempt to murder a Mokama-based contractor. Singh was known to have a close relationship with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. However, ahead of the 2015 assembly elections in the state, he dumped the Janta Dal-United.