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JD-U MLA surrenders in 18-year-old murder case, sent to jail

Newly elected JD-U MLA Ramesh Singh Kushwaha -- absconding in an 18-year-old murder case -- surrendered in a court in Siwan district on Monday, according to the police.

india Updated: Dec 14, 2015 20:09 IST
Avinash Kumar
Ramesh Singh Kushwaha contested the recently concluded Bihar assembly election on a JD-U ticket and won.
Ramesh Singh Kushwaha contested the recently concluded Bihar assembly election on a JD-U ticket and won.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT File Photo)

Newly elected JD-U MLA Ramesh Singh Kushwaha -- absconding in an 18-year-old murder case -- surrendered in a court in Siwan district on Monday, according to the police.

“He has been forwarded to judicial custody,” Siwan superintendent of police Saurabh Kumar Sah said.

Kushwaha surrendered in the court of chief judicial magistrate and filed a petition for his bail. He was elected from the Jiradei assembly constituency in Siwan.

He is a named accused in the murder case of Shivjee Debey in 1997 registered with Andaar police station of Siwan district.

The Patna high court had on December 3 granted a 10-day anticipatory bail and directed him to surrender before the CJM court in Siwan. Kushwaha was able to take oath as a legislator in the first week of December after getting relief from the high court.

While the police said Kushwaha has been evading arrest since 1997, his supporters said the arrest warrant was issued soon after polling concluded in his constituency last month.

The JD-U MLA was at that time associated with CPI-ML. He contested the recently concluded Bihar assembly election on a JD-U ticket.

The case was earlier closed by the district police for want of evidence but was reopened following an order from the Patna high court.