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Jailed Anant Singh, Bihar’s MLA sentenced to 10 years in AK-47 seizure case

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Patna: Bahubali MLA Anant Singh has been sentenced to 10 years in jail by a Patna court in the 2019 AK-47 seizure case. Let us inform that last week (June 14) Anant was convicted. RJD’s Bahubali MLA from Mokama Anant Singh is currently lodged in Beur Jail in Patna. A team of Patna Police, led by the then City SP Lipi Singh, raided the house of Anant Singh’s ancestral village Nadwa under Barh police station on 16 August 2019. Two grenades and 26 live cartridges of AK-47 were recovered from his house.

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This case is related to the flood police station case number 389/2019. After the hearing, the PP said that there is a provision for not contesting elections on punishment for more than two years and automatically ending the legislature. Based on this, he will now become a former MLA. Please tell that Anant Singh is an MLA from RJD.

Who is Anant Singh?
Nicknamed ‘Chhote Sarkaar’, Anant Singh has a long-standing criminal record and is facing 38 criminal charges including seven murders, eleven attempt-to-murder, and four cases of kidnapping, as per his election documents. Apart from the ‘AK-47’ case, he was also 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. In connection with the arms recovery, the MLA had reacted angrily and had alleged a conspiracy at the behest of JD(U) MP Lalan Singh.

Anant Singh was formerly known to be close to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar but fell out with him ahead of the 2015 assembly elections. Although he exited from the JD(U), he managed to retain his Mokama seat as an Independent. In 2020, Singh was given a ticket by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). He won from the Mokama constituency with 35,291 votes for the fourth consecutive time.

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