Patna,(BiharTimes): Cocking a snook at the law of the land Janata Dal (United) MLC Dinesh Prasad Singh, an absconder in a murder case, openly shared dais with none other but Deputy chief minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi in Muzaffarpur. Modi, was the chief guest at the function of the forest department.
The police was very much there but nobody dared to execute the court order.
The people of Mutlupur village under Sakra block of the district, was surprised to see how the murder accused was sitting beside the deputy chief minister of the state.
A non-bailable arrest warrant is pending against the MLC, the prime accused in the murder of Raju Sahni, a driver of Choudhary Hot Mixing Plant, in 2001.
Muzaffarpur senior superintendent of police (SSP) Rajesh Kumar conceded that an arrest warrant was pending against Singh. However, he said he would inquire into the matter and take appropriate action.
Singh’s wife Veena Devi is a BJP MLA from Gaighat in Muzaffarpur. The MLC has been charged with opening fire at a place under the jurisdiction of Kudhani police station in Muzaffarpur district in 2001, killing Raju and leaving three others injured. A case was lodged at Sadar police station on the statement of one of the injured, Anil Thakur.
It needs to be recalled that the court had issued summons against Singh in May this year. When Singh failed to turn up in the court despite repeated reminders, the sub-divisional judicial magistrate issued a non-bailable warrant against him on August 8.
Reports said the district and sessions judge, Muzaffarpur, rejected Singh’s petition for anticipatory bail. He is learnt to have approached Patna High Court for seeking anticipatory bail.
Reports also said that the murder of Raju was said to be the fallout of political rivalry between Singh and Vinod Choudhary, then vice-chairperson of Muzaffarpur Zila Parshad and the owner of Choudhary Hot Mixing Plant. A no-confidence motion was moved against Singh’s wife, the chairperson of Zila Parshad then, at the behest of Choudhary.