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Ex-minister Anosh Ekka arrested on murder charge

Press Trust of India  |  Simdega (Jharkhand) 

Former minister and Party candidate from Kolibera assembly constituency Anosh Ekka has been arrested in connection with a case, a senior police official said here today.

Superintendent of Police Rajiv Ranjan said that Ekka was arrested from his Simdega residence yesterday and sent to judicial custody by a local

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 sections, including 302 (murder) and 120B (criminal conspiracy), according to police sources.

A sitting 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.

First Published: Fri, November 28 2014. 19:41 IST