Senior RJD MLA Surendra Yadav, who was allegedly involved in the firing at a hospital in Gaya, today surrendered before a court which remanded him to 14 days judicial custody.
Mr. Yadav, accompanied by his lawyers, gave himself up before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (Gaya) R N S Pande, who remanded him in judicial custody for 14 days.
With Mr. Yadav’s surrender, chances of an end to the indefinite strike called by junior doctors across Bihar to demand his arrest have brightened. The doctors had gone on strike on Monday.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had asked the junior doctors to resume work first before pressing for their demand and directed the State health department secretary A Sinha to ensure proper care for patients at the medical colleges and hospitals across the State.
The indefinite strike by the medicos against the firing by the MLA’s bodyguards at Anugraha Narayan Medical College and Hospital (ANMCH) at Gaya on Sunday had affected the functioning of medical colleges and hospitals in the State.
Among the hospitals which were affected by the stir are ANMCH, Patna Medical College Hospital (PMCH), Nalanda Medical College Hospital, Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital, S K Medical College and Hospital in Muzaffarpur and J L N Medical College and Hospital at Bhagalpur.
The two bodyguards of Mr. Yadav, a four-time MLA from Belagunj in Gaya and a minister in the erstwhile Rabri Devi government, had allegedly fired at junior doctors at ANMCH and injured three of them after a heated argument between them and the legislator over delay in treating a patient. Both the bodyguards have already been arrested and are in judicial custody.