Police intensify search to nab absconding RJD MLA

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Gaya/Patna, Feb 3 (PTI) Police today stepped up searchoperations to trace absconding RJD MLA Surendra Yadav, who wasallegedly involved in the firing at a hospital in Gaya, evenas the indefinite strike by junior doctors across Bihardemanding his immediate arrest entered its fourth day.

Gaya Senior Superintendent of police Amit Lodha saidthe police had stepped up the search for Yadav after raidinghis house in the town, besides several other places where hewas believed to be hiding.

The operation was intensified after Gaya chiefjudicial magistrate issued a NBW against Yadav directing thepolice to execute the warrant at the earliest.

The indefinite strike by the medicos for the firing bythe MLA''s bodyguards at Anugraha Narayan Medical College andHospital (ANMCH) at Gaya on Sunday has affected thefunctioning of medical colleges and hospitals in the state,official sources said.

The junior doctors have rejected the appeal by the statehealth department to resume work.

Among the hospitals affected by the stir are ANMCH,Patna Medical College Hospital (PMCH), Nalanda Medical CollegeHospital, Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital, S K MedicalCollege and Hospital in Muzaffarpur and J L N Medical Collegeand Hospital at Bhagalpur.

The PMCH authorities have described the functioning ofthe hospital and emergency as normal with help from seniordoctors.

The junior doctors of the hospital organised a parallelOPD outside the official one and donated blood as a mark ofprotest.

The two bodyguards of Yadav, a four-time MLA fromBelagunj in Gaya and a minister in the erstwhile Rabri Devigovernment, had allegedly fired at junior doctors at ANMCH andinjured three of them after a heated argument between them andthe legislator over delay in treating a patient.

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