A ruling BJP legislator from Narsingpur wanted in an attempt to murder case freely walked in and out of the MP Assembly on Wednesday leaving the state police top brass red in the face.
BJP legislator Jalam Singh Patel, who is facing arrest on attempt to murder charges, Wednesday walked into the MP Assembly in full view of state police top brass, who made no effort to arrest the legislator.
The Madhya Pradesh police have been maintaining that Patel was absconding and hence could not be arrested till date.
A special investigation team (SIT) had been set up to investigate the case involving Patel, state director general of police Surendra Sinh told HT.
"Whether to arrest someone or not is to be decided by the SIT that has been set up with the purpose of investigating the case," said Sinh.
Patel and his son Monu are the prime suspects in the alleged murder of two persons who were witness to an abduction of one Kailash Rajak in 2011.
Monu was the prime suspect of the 2011 abduction case.
In March 2012, the two eyewitnesses were run over by a vehicle near Bohoria on Narsinghpur-Gotegaon road.
The 'wanted' MLA before leaving the assembly accompanied by his supporters told media persons that he was "co-operating with police in the investigations in the case."
On November 26, 2012, Patel was booked under section 307 of the Indian Penal Code in connection with an attack on Mukesh Chauksey at Gotegaon in Narsinghpur district on November 19, 2012.
Patel is also facing trial in several other criminal cases including arson, threatening to kill someone and beating up.