As Singh, MLA from Mokamah in Patna district, was taken to Beur jail amid tight police security a little after midnight, his supporters stopped a few trains at Barh and Mokamah stations and blocked roads at many places in Barh.

Anant Singh was arrested yesterday in connection with a 2014 case of kidnapping of a builder at Bihta in rural Patna in November, Senior Superintendent of Police Vikash Vaibhav said.

However, during hours of search at his official residence yesterday, the police team stumbled upon evidence in connection with another June 17 case of kidnapping of four youths, one of whom was later found murdered. About the protests by Singh's supporters, the Patna SSP told reporters, police have been deployed in the area in large numbers to maintain peace.

The CPRO said RPF and Railway Police have been deployed there to deal with the situation. The SSP further said that six magazines of Insas rifle were found during the search at Singh's official residence besides clothes soaked in blood, which would be sent for DNA test. A case of Arms Act has been registered with Sachivalay police station on the basis of yesterday's search.

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