Police intensify search to nab absconding RJD MLA

Police stepped up search operations to trace absconding RJD MLA Surendra Yadav, who was allegedly involved in the firing at a hospital in Gaya.

Last Updated: Feb 03, 2011, 13:52 PM IST

Gaya: Police on Thursday stepped up search
operations to trace absconding RJD MLA Surendra Yadav, who was
allegedly involved in the firing at a hospital in Gaya, even
as the indefinite strike by junior doctors across Bihar
demanding his immediate arrest entered its fourth day.

Gaya Senior Superintendent of police Amit Lodha said
the police had stepped up the search for Yadav after raiding
his house in the town, besides several other places where he
was believed to be hiding.

The operation was intensified after Gaya chief
judicial magistrate issued a non-bailable warrant against Yadav, directing the
police to execute the warrant at the earliest.

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

The junior doctors have rejected the appeal by the state
health department to resume work.
Among the hospitals affected by the stir are ANMCH,
Patna Medical College Hospital (PMCH), Nalanda Medical College
Hospital, Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital, S K Medical
College and Hospital in Muzaffarpur and J L N Medical College
and Hospital at Bhagalpur.

The PMCH authorities have described the functioning of
the hospital and emergency as normal with help from senior
doctors. The junior doctors of the hospital organised a parallel
OPD outside the official one and donated blood as a mark of
protest.

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

PTI