Patna, August 16: The Bihar police personnel on Friday recovered an Avtomat Kalashnikova-47, popularly known as AK-47, from the residence of Independent MLA from Patna's Mokama, Anant Kumar Singh. According to news agency ANI, the bomb squad arrived at his residence for conducting further searches. The gangster-turned-politician has many cases pending against him. Bihar: Notice Pasted Outside Residence of Mukamam MLA Anant Singh.
A senior police officer said, "The residence was unlocked in the presence of a magistrate with proper videography. AK-47 Rifle and other suspicious things have been recovered following which we have called Bomb Squad team from Patna. We are taking further action on it. This has been recovered from the house of MLA Anant Singh."
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Following the raids at his Nadava residence, Anant Singh said that he is being harassed as he contested elections against Lalan Singh. "My home is not being raided. It is being demolished by 100 policemen," he said. Police, however, denied his allegations.
Nicknamed as "Chhote Sarkar", Singh has a long criminal record. He was recently summoned to Patna Police headquarters for giving his voice sample in connection with a case of an alleged conspiracy to kill Mokama-based contractor.
Singh was earlier known to be close to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar but their relations were damaged ahead of 2015 assembly elections following which he left Janata Dal (Secular) and retained his seat as an Independent.