Patna: Former Madhepura MP and Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) president Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav has been arrested by Bihar police for allegedly violating COVID-19 protocols. As per the reports the JAP leader was moving around in a vehicle without a permit.Also Read - Budget Glossary 2022: Key Economic Terms Decoded to Understand FM Nirmala Sitharaman's Speech

“They’ll tell you why have I been arrested. I have helped every family for 1.5 months, I was at it despite coming out of an operation. The govt & Nitish babu will know what this is. Arrest doesn’t take place for violation of lockdown”, said Yadav when asked to react on his arrest. 
However, Suresh Prasad, DSP Town said the leader has been taken into custody violation of lockdown. “He was moving around in a vehicle without a permit. Legal action is being taken”, news agency ANI quoted him as saying.
Yadav’s arrest comes days after he raided a place where over two dozen Ambulances purchased from the fund of Saran Lok Sabha member Rajiv Pratap Rudy were parked triggering a controversy.
The ambulances had Rudy’s name and were bought using fund from the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS).

Recently, a video had gone viral showing him stopping a truck in which bouncers were transporting medical oxygen cylinders to a private hospital in the state capital. Also Read - COVID-19 And Breastfeeding: Study Reveals NO Evidence of Infection Being Transmitted Through Breastfeeding

JAP chief lost election from Madhepura in 2019 to JD(U) leader Dinesh Chandra Yadav. Also Read - Europe Probably Moving Towards Covid Pandemic 'Endgame': WHO

Once a close confidant of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, Yadav fell out with him before 2015 state assembly elections in Bihar and formed his own Jan Adhikar Party (JAP).

His wife Ranjeet Ranjan is a former Congress MP from Supual in Bihar. She lost Parliamentary polls in 2019.