Patna, August 18: Independent MLA and criminal-turned-politician Anant Kumar Singh, popularly known as Bahubali in Bihar, has gone underground after police recovered an AK-47 rifle and grenade from his ancestral house. On Saturday, a team of police reached Anant Kumar Singh's house to arrest him, however, the legislator managed to flee. The police questioned his wife but she reportedly didn't cooperate.
"We did talk to his wife but she did not divulge details. We will take further action accordingly," police said. On Friday, cops raided Singh's paternal home in Nadava village and recovered a sophisticated weapon AK-47 and explosive materials. A team of bomb squad was also called in. Subsequently, Singh was booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), which now empowers the Centre to designate an individual as a terrorist.
"We are moving ahead as per law and senior's instructions. We are completing paperwork and will submit before the court all the evidences along with an FIR to pray for issuance of warrant against him (MLA)," Barh sub-divisional police officer Lipi Singh told news agency PTI. Anant Kumar Singh, who represents Mokama in the Bihar Legislative Assembly, has a long criminal record. Bihar: Notice Pasted Outside Residence of Mukamam MLA Anant Singh.
Nicknamed 'Chhote Sarkaar', Singh 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. The tainted legislator, however, claimed that he was being hounded because he contested elections against Lalan Singh who is the JD(U) MP from Munger, the Lok Sabha constituency under which the Mokama Assembly segment falls.
"I contested election against Lalan Singh that is why I am being hounded. Lipi Singh (Barh SP) has been brought to Barh to trouble me," Singh told reporters. Police, however, denied allegations of Singh about his house being demolished.