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Sadhu surrenders, released on bail

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Patna, Mar 24: RJD MP Aniruddha Prasad Yadav alias Sadhu Yadav today surrendered in a special court here in connection with the multi-crore flood relief scam, and was later released on bail.

The RJD MP who surrendered in the court of special vigilance judge prayed for his release through an application in backdrop of a ruling of Patna High Court.

Later, the vigilance court ordered for release of Mr Yadav on a personal bond of Rs. 10,000 with two sureties of the like amount as per the order of Patna High Court.

The state vigilance department had prayed before the special court for issuance of an arrest warrant against Mr Yadav after his 'involvement' was detected during the investigations into the flood relief scam. The special court had issued the arrest warrant against Mr Yadav but Delhi High Court stayed its execution for four weeks.

Later, when the petition for anticipatory bail filed by Mr Yadav was rejected by the special court, the RJD MP filed a petition for the same in Patna High Court.

Admitting the petition, the High Court had passed the order that Mr Yadav would be released on bail in the event of his surrender before the special court. He would be on bail till submission of the chargesheet in the case.

The flood relief scam relates to misappropriation of crores of rupees in the relief operation conducted during the floods in north Bihar in 2004.

According to the charges, one of the accused of the scam and supplier Santosh Kumar Jha, had deposited Rs six lakhs into the personal bank account of the RJD MP.

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