Anant Kumar Singh: AK-47 recovered from controversial MLA Anant Singh’s house in Bihar, large quantity of explosive material found: During the raid on the ancestral residence of controversial Bihar MLA Anant Singh, an AK-47 rifle along with a large quantity of bullets and explosive material were recovered. Based on a secret information, a police team raided the house of MLA from Mokama, Anant Singh, in Nadwan village of Flood subdivision in rural Patna. A bomb disposal squad was also called on the spot to neutralize the explosives recovered from there.
— ANI (@ANI) August 16, 2019
Patna’s Superintendent of Police
Patna’s Superintendent of Police (Rural) Kantesh Kumar Mishra told reporters in the floods about 70 km from here that we had received information that some illegal weapons and explosives have been hidden in the house. Accordingly we conducted a raid. The AK-47 rifle was wrapped in paper. Bullets and explosives were also recovered and a bomb disposal squad would do the needful. Singh is also known as ‘Chhote Sarkar’ and has an old criminal record. Singh was recently summoned to the police headquarters in Patna to give a voice sample in the case of the murder of a Mokama contractor.
The MLA expressed an angry response to the raid on his ancestral house and alleged that a conspiracy was hatched against him at the behest of Lalan Singh and the weapons which were not recovered under it were shown to be recovered. He also alleged that his house was badly ransacked during the raid.
It is noteworthy that Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan Singh is a JDU MP from Munger Lok Sabha seat under which Mokama Assembly constituency falls. He has won this seat by defeating Neelam Devi, wife of Mokama MLA Anant Singh by a huge margin. Neelam Devi contested from here on Congress ticket. Mishra, however, dismissed the allegations leveled by the MLA and said that the raids were carried out as per law in the presence of a magistrate as well as a person overseeing the house. In addition, the entire action was videographed.
It is said that Singh was previously close to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, but before the 2015 assembly elections, he separated from Kumar and later left JDU. Singh contested as an independent in Mokama seat and retained the seat.
Since then, Singh has been accusing JDU leaders of conspiring to implicate him in criminal cases. It is noteworthy that Singh entered politics in 2005 when he contested from Mokama seat on JDU ticket and won by defeating gangster-turned-leader Suraj Bhan Singh. Before that, the seat was held by Dilip Singh, elder brother of Anant Singh, who was also a minister in the then Rabri Devi government.
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