Anant Singh, three others granted bail in journalist assault case

Patna,(BiharTimes): Controversial Janata Dal (United) MLA Anant Singh and his three associates were on Saturday granted bail by a court in Patna district after they surrendered in connection with a case of alleged assault on a journalist six years ago.
Singh and three others––Vipin Singh, Shiv Shankar and Sanjay Kumar––surrendered before the Judicial Magistrate Ghanshyam Singh, days after an arrest warrant was issued against them.

They were granted bail on a personal bond and sureties of Rs 10,000 each.

The JD(U) leader, who represents Mokama Assembly seat, and considered close to powers that be, was booked along with six associates for assaulting an electronic news channel journalist, Prakash Singh, of TimesNow then with NDtv ,who went to the MLA’s residence in the state capital six years ago to seek his comments in connection with the murder case of a woman, Reshma Khatoon.

Singh and his six associates were arrested and sent to jail in December 2007 but all of them were subsequently released on bail.

The court adjourned the hearing in the assault case on journalist for March 16 next. 

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