Ex-minister Anosh Ekka arrested on murder charge

Ex-minister Anosh Ekka arrested on murder charge

By: || Updated: 01 Jan 1970 12:00 AM
Simdega (Jharkhand): Former minister and Jharkhand Party candidate from Kolibera assembly constituency Anosh Ekka has been arrested in connection with a murder case, a senior police official said here on Friday.

 

Superintendent of Police Rajiv Ranjan said that Ekka was arrested from his Simdega residence on Thursday and sent to judicial custody by a local court.

 

Ekka is accused of conniving with an extremist group for eliminating a para-teacher, whose body was found at Kolibera of the district on Thursday.

 

After the family of the para-teacher filed a complaint, Ekka was charged with various IPC sections, including 302 (murder) and 120B (criminal conspiracy), according to police sources.

 

A sitting MLA and out on bail in connection with corruption charges, Ekka is contesting from Kolibera constituency.

 

His wife, Menon Ekka, is contesting from Simdega from the same party.

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