Following a Supreme Court order, former Rashtriya Janata Dal MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) from a hospital in Haryana’s Gurgaon district, officials said on Monday.
“He was admitted in Artemis Hospital in Gurgaon from Saturday. The CBI team reached the hospital on Monday morning and after taking clearance from hospital (authorities) he was brought out of the hospital at around 3 pm,” a CBI source said.
“I wanted to surrender and informed the DIG (deputy inspector general of police), Bihar, about my presence in hospital. My operation was due on Monday,” Mr. Yadav told reporters while coming out from hospital.
“I will take court permission for the operation now,” Mr. Yadav added.
Mr. Yadav’s father is admitted in Sir Ganga Ram hospital in Delhi. He is reported to be critical.
Officials said Mr. Yadav will be produced before a Gurgaon court.
CBI officials said the court issued a non-bailable warrant against him two weeks ago.