HC stays LJP leader Surajbhan Singh's arrest

Patna: Patna High Court on Tuesday stayed the arrest of LJP leader Surajbhan Singh in connection with the murder of an additional public prosecutor.

Justice DK Singh passed the order after hearing the bail application filed by Singh, a former MP, in the case.

Ordering that no coercive step be taken against Singh till further orders, the judge also asked for the case diary from the subordinate judiciary.

The Chief Judicial Magistrate in Begusarai had on March 15, 2011 issued a non-bailable warrant of arrest against Singh in the case following his failure to appear before the court.

The assistant public prosecutor Ramnaresh Singh was killed in Begusarai on November 8, 2007.