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Ex-MLA on the run for 2 decades gets caught

Ex-MLA on the run for 2 decades gets caught

Motihari: After being on the run for two decades, an ex-MLA from Bihar got arrested by police in Raxaul near the India-Nepal border, PTI reported.

There was a bounty of Rs 25,000 on his head for a case of opening gunfire at a police officer. He was caught by a team of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar police.

East Champaran's Superintendent of Police Kumar Ashish told Press Trust of India on Thursday, "The former MLA from Govindganj assembly seat in Bihar's East Champaran district was wanted in a 1998 case pertaining to the opening of fire on police personnel in Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh. He was on the run for over two decades."

The SP said, "He was handed over to the UP Police for further prosecution after completion of initial formalities. We are also looking into cases registered against him in Bihar."

According to the Additional Superintendent of Police of Raxaul, Chandra Prakash, the arrestee had made plans to flee India to Kathmandu via Raxaul.

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