Former RJD MLA Anant Singh gets 10-yr RI in second case in a month

The case is of June 24, 2015, when the then Patna police chief Vikas Vaibhav held a search for over four hours in Singh’s residence.

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Former MLA Anant Singh, who recently made it to headlines after getting disqualified as the member of legislative assembly in Bihar due to getting convicted and sentenced in a 2019 case related to spoting an AK-47 assault rifle from his residence in his native village. However, on Thursday he was convicted to 10 years of custody in another case of recovery of a bullet-proof jacket and gun shell from his residence in 2015.

However, after his hearing at special MP-MLA court in Patna on Thursday, Singh said to reporters, “I will move the Patna High Court and the Supreme Court against the judgment.”

Singh has won Mokama parliament seat five times — three times on a Janata Dal-United ticket, and fourth time as an Independent candidate. However, for his fifth row in 2020, he got seat with Rashtriya Janata Dal banner.

According to police, the case is of June 24, 2015, when the then Patna police chief Vikas Vaibhav held a search for over four hours in Singh’s residence. Poloce collected six empty magazines of Insas rifle, a bullet-proof jacket and some blood-stained clothes in it’s search. The attack was in held because of a kidnapping and murder trial under Barh police station thresholds.

However, clearing Singh’s stance, his counsel Sunil Kumar told, “This case is political and my client was implicated in a false case.”

However, Singh has a long history sheet of crime and is currently in jail.