Bihar: Raj Ballabh elusive, cops step up attachment move

  • Avinash Kumar, Hindustan Times, Patna
  • Updated: Mar 02, 2016 12:37 IST
RJD MLA Raj Ballabh Yadav’s Anisabad house in Patna being attached on Tuesday. (HT Photo)

RJD MLA Raj Ballabh Yadav continues to be out of reach of police despite the fact that the attachment of his property is on in Nawada and Patna for the last three days.

Police on Tuesday reached Yadav’s closed flat in Sai Nilayan apartment in Anisabad Colony and broke open the gate, but could find nothing.

The police confiscated the toilet sheet, basin, windows and grill from the flat. There was a thick coat of dust in the flat, indicating nobody lived there. Yadav had purchased the flat from former IG CR Kaswan.

“Though the flat was empty and there were no household goods, police team uprooted the doors, windows and basins and seized them,” said DSP Parmendra Bharti of Nalanda.

However, there is still no clue about the whereabouts of Yadav. Speculations were rife that he might have either shifted outside Patna or was hiding at a ‘safe place’.

There were speculations also that eminent lawyer Ram Jethmalani could appear for him in the Patna high court, where Yadav has moved an anticipatory bail application.

However, the matter did not come up for hearing on Tuesday. The matter is listed before the bench of Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh. According to police sources, the attachment of property continued at Yadav’s Pathra English residence at Nawada for the third successive day. The police have carried away everything that was found in the house.

According to police, the rape accused legislator’s property was attached in compliance with the orders of the court of special judge of POCSO-cum-ADJ-1 Rashmi Shikha at Biharsharif.

Police officials said 13 bank accounts of the legislator have been sealed and police are likely to begin auction process of his plots at different places.

The licences of legislator’s rifle, pistol and a double-barrel gun have already been suspended by the district administration, police added.

He has also been directed to deposit arms with the concerned police station, failing which his licences would be cancelled.

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