Ranchi: A special CBI court on Monday issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against ruling JMM`s MLA Sita Soren in a case of "horse trading" that had led to conducting the 2012 Rajya Sabha elections afresh after scrapping the original notification.
The special CBI court of RK Choudhary issued the NBW after it had rejected the legislator`s anticipatory bail on July 29.
Jharkhand High Court had on April 18 also rejected her anticipatory bail.
Soren is one among several MLAs against whom an FIR has been lodged in connection with the horse trading allegations and the CBI had already raided premises of the legislators.
The investigating agency has already filed chargesheet against the MLA and her father B Majhi, Independent candidates in the scrapped 2012 Rajya Sabha elections RK Agarwal and Pawan Kumar Dhoot and one Sunil Maheswari in connection with the case.
The Election Commission of India had countermanded the March 30, 2012 Rajya Sabha elections for two seats after Rs 2.15 crore cash was found on the polling day at Namkum on the outskirts of Ranchi and the car allegedly belonged to the relative of an Independent candidate.
The polls were held afresh a month later.