The Patna High Court on Friday sought a report from the Bihar government on the kind of security provided to RJD MP Anirudh Prasad alias Sadhu Yadav before adjourning a hearing of his anticipatory bail petition for Monday in a case of alleged assault of a candidate in a local body election in Gopalganj district.
After petitioner's counsel Ganesh Prasad Singh denied the charge that his client, with the help of Black Cat commandos, assaulted a candidate during local body elections in last June, Justice Navin Sinha directed the state government to file an affidavit on Monday giving details of the type of security provided to the controversial MP.
A Gopalganj court on August 24 rejected anticipatory bail plea of Sadhu Yadav, who is RJD supremo Lalu Prasad's brother-in-law, in the case.
Sadhu, the Lok Sabha member from Gopalganj, had allegedly assaulted a candidate for the post of Chief of block development committee Dinesh Sah after he refused to obey his "diktat" to withdraw from the fray in favour of Prasad's sister-in-law (wife of his elder brother Gulab Rai), Kunti Devi.
In early July, a Gopalganj court had issued non-bailable warrant of arrest against Sadhu Yadav in the same case.