New Delhi: After absconding for some days following the FIR against him, Independent MLA from Bihar Anant Singh on Friday moved a surrender application in Delhi’s Saket Court.Also Read - RJD MLA Anant Singh Falls Unconscious During Court Appearance, Admitted to AIIMS Patna
The court has directed Delhi Police to collect all information and case detail against Singh. It gave police half an hour to question him. The court also asked Delhi Police as to why there was a delay in presenting the details. The court asked if the reason for that was Singh being an influential person. Delhi Police replied that they had forwarded his photograph to Bihar Police and sought details from them. Also Read - Armed With AK-47, Afghan Girl Kills 2 Taliban Terrorists After They Murder Her Parents; Twitter Calls Her a 'Hero'
Delhi Police also sought Singh’s custody. Also Read - Home Ministry Declares 9 Khalistani Separatists Abroad as Terrorists Under UAPA Act
An FIR was lodged against Singh under UAPA Act, following a raid at his residence in which an AK-47 was recovered. Singh had released a video after absconding right before his arrest by Patna police.
The next day, he released a video in which he said that he will surrender in the next 3-4 days. In the video, shot at an undisclosed location, Singh had claimed that he had not fled out of fear of arrest but that he had gone to see an ailing friend and that he would surrender in a few days.
Singh, a strongman and an Independent MLA, is facing arrest after arms and ammunition including an AK-47 rifle, hand grenades, 22 live cartridges and two bombs were recovered from his ancestral home in Barh, last Friday.
In the video, however, the MLA also claimed that there was no question of hiding an AK-47 in his ancestral home as he had not been there in 14 years. Instead, he accused Additional SP Lipi Singh, who is leading the investigation against him, of ‘conspiring’ against him.