Patna: A special court in Patna on Tuesday convicted Bahubali MLA Anant Singh in the AK-47 recovery case of 2019.
The MP-MLA court verdict was announced by judge Triloki Dubey. The quantum of punishment will be announced on June 21. The maximum imprisonment in this case would be 10 years.
Anant Singh, the Bahubali MLA of RJD from Mokama, is currently lodged in Beur jail of Patna. A team of Patna police headed by then City SP Lipi Singh raided the house of Anant Singh in his native village Nadwa under Barh police station on August 16, 2019. As per the police theory, the raiding team had seized an AK-47 riffle, two hand grenades and 26 live cartridges of AK-47 from his house.
During the hearing of this case, the prosecution side produced 13 witnesses and their statements were recorded in the court. The defense side also produced 34 witnesses.
The hearing of the case was completed on Monday and the judge has reserved his decision for Tuesday.
The house of Nadwa village belongs to Anant Singh but he was not living in it. The house was given to a caretaker to look after the premises.
The AK-47 weapon was kept in a hutment behind the big box. The hand grenades were recovered from the adjoining hut.
The police said that AK-47 was evenly wrapped with a plastic bag followed by layers of carbons to avoid detection in metal detectors during transportation.