An AK-47 rifle was recovered from the ancestral house of controversial Bihar MLA Anant Singh on Friday during a raid which also yielded a large number of ammunition and explosives.
Acting on a tip-off, a police party raided the house of Singh a multiple term MLA from Mokama at Nadawan village in Barh sub-division of rural Patna where bomb disposal squad has also been summoned to defuse the explosives that have been recovered. The AK-47 rifle was found wrapped in sheets of paper. Ammunition and explosives were also recovered Superintendent of Police (Rural), Patna, Kantesh Kumar Mishra told reporters at Barh, about 70 kms from Patna.
Anant singh has a long criminal record and 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 MLA angrily reacted to the raid conducted on his ancestral house and alleged a conspiracy has been hatched against him. Weapons not belonging to me are being shown as having been recovered. My house has also been badly vandalized during the raid, he said.
Tthe raid was carried out in presence of a magistrate, in accordance with law, as well as the caretaker of the house. Moreover, videography has been done of the entire exercise.