Former J’khand minister surrenders in court

RANCHI, Feb 7: Former state cabinet minister and Bhawanathpur MLA Bhanu Pratap Sahi today surrendered in a ED court here which forwarded him to judicial custody till Monday.

The lawyers of Mr Sahi also moved his bail petition but hearing on it could not be completed and the court has fixed Monday as the next date of hearing on the bail petition also.   Earlier, the court had on January 30 issued a non- bailable arrest warrant against Sahi for skipping appearance for a long time in connection with a disproportionate assets case.   Special Judge of the Enforcement Directorate Court Satyaprakash issued the NBW as Shahi had not appeared before the court on several dates.

The ED is inquiring the case of DA to the tune of more than Rs 7. 97 crore lodged against against Sahi and his relatives between the period 2005 and 2009 when he was health minister in the Madhu Koda government.