NBW issued against absconding RJD MLA, doctors on strike

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Gaya/Patna, Feb 1 (PTI) A local court today issued nonbailable warrant of arrest against elusive senior RJD MLASurendra Yadav as the indefinite strike by junior doctorsentered the second day today, affecting functioning of medicalcolleges and hospitals across Bihar.

Chief Judicial Magistrate Ramsevak Ishwar Pandeyissued non bailable warrant of arrest against the former Biharminister and four time legislator from Belaganj in connectionwith Sunday''s firing incident at Anugraha Narayan MedicalCollege and Hospital (ANMCH) in Gaya allegedly by hisbodyguards following arguments with junior doctors overreferring a dalit woman to Patna Medical College and Hospital.

The CJM ordered issuing of NBW against Yadav on anapplication filed by the police.

Senior Superintendent of Police Amit Lodha said raidswere on at different places to apprehend Yadav.

The two bodyguards, who have already been suspended,were sent to jail after interrogation, Lodha said.

The firing incident triggered an indefinite strike byhundreds of junior doctors of Patna Medical College Hospital,Nalanda Medical College Hospital, ANMCH, Darbhanga MedicalCollege and Hospital, S K Medical College and Hospital inMuzaffarpur and J L N Medical College and Hospital atBhagalpur.

The strike, which entered its second day, severelyparalysed work at the hospitals, officials said.

The junior doctors are demanding immediate arrest ofthe MLA and proper security during duty hours.

Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi has appealedto them to call off the stir immediately since theadministration was holding an inquiry and legal action wasbeing taken in the incident.

In Gaya, RJD activists demonstrated before thehospital demanding action against the medicos for burning thepolice vehicle on Sunday evening.

They also castigated the police for "falsely"implicating the MLA in the case.

Bihar Police Men''s Association general secretary J KSingh said policemen would launch an indefinite strike soon ifthe two bodyguards sent to jail were not released.

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