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Court issues NBW against Sadhu Yadav

Yadav was granted bail by the Patna High Court last month till a charge sheet against him was submitted.

india Updated: Apr 13, 2006 00:38 IST
Indo-Asian News Service
Indo-Asian News Service

Sadhu Yadav, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP and brother-in-law of Railway Minister Lalu Prasad, was issued a non-bailable warrant by a court on Wednesday in connection with the alleged misuse of funds meant for flood relief.

Two days after Bihar's vigilance bureau submitted charge sheets against Yadav and eight others in the Rs 170-million flood relief scam, the special vigilance court issued the warrant against Yadav.

Yadav is currently in New Delhi.

The investigation officer of the case had submitted a petition in the court on Monday, requesting it to issue warrants of arrest against Yadav, who was granted bail by the Patna High Court last month till the submission of a charge sheet against him.

Yadav had surrendered before the special vigilance court on March 24 and deposited a personal bond of Rs 10,000, and two sureties of the like amount as per the directive of the high court.

Neelmani, the additional director of the vigilance bureau, said that the high court's bail order became "null and void" after filing the charge sheet.

Vigilance officials said they had sufficient evidence to prove that Yadav received the ill-gotten money from Santosh Kumar Jha, a supplier of flood relief material and the alleged kingpin of the scam, who has been in judicial custody since last year.

First Published: Apr 13, 2006 00:38 IST