A court here on Friday issued a non-bailable warrant against a sitting RJD MLA in a case relating to sexual abuse of a minor girl.
District and Sessions Judge RK Singh, who holds the charge of special POCSO court, issued the NBW against Sandes MLA Arun Yadav following an application filed by the district police.
"The MLA has been untraceable for some time even as a special investigating team has been conducting raids at his properties here and in Patna," Superintendent of Police of Bhojpur, Sushil Kumar, said at the district headquarters here.
"We have put his mobile phone on surveillance but it has been switched off for nearly 48 hours. Bodyguards provided to him by the police have also been withdrawn. We hope that with the NBW having been issued, he will surrender," he said.
The 12-year-old girl had alleged that a woman named Anita Devi took her to Patna under the pretext of getting her good education and employment, he said.
In her FIR lodged in July, the girl also claimed that she ran away from a rented house in Patna where she was lodged by Anita Devi and from where the kingpin of the racket Sanjay Paswan used to send her and other girls of her age to clients, the SP said.