Ex-minister Anosh Ekka arrested on murder charge

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.

PTI| Updated: Nov 28, 2014, 19:42 PM IST

Simdega: 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 yesterday 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 yesterday.

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.