A local court on Thursday declared Salman Rageev, an Independent member of the Bihar Legislative Council, as absconder and ordered putting up of advertisements to ensure the member's arrest following his continued absence from court despite repeated summons.
Fast Track Court Judge Narendra Bahadur Singh declared Rageev alias Munna Mian an absconder in a case relating to his alleged involvement in looting Rs 2.42 lakh from complainant Mahendra Prasad Yadav of Kendua village in 1998.
On July 4, a non-bailable warrant of arrest was issued against the MLC for failing to appear before the court in spite of repeated summons in connection with the case.
In another case, Rageev was released on bail by Patna High Court last month for his alleged involvement in Rs 3-crore sand mining scam after being arrested in May this year.
Independent MLA from Govindpur in Nawada district Kaushal Yadav is also an accused in the case.
The duo were charged with having withdrawn huge amounts of money from the treasury by submitting fake and forged bills after bagging contracts for mining sand.