The minister for happiness within the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh is actually wanted in connection using a murder, police said on Wednesday.
They are hunting Lal Singh Arya, 53, who has been missing since Tuesday when a court ordered his arrest.
He is actually a suspect within the murder of an opposition politician in 2009 along with also has previously denied the charges.
Madhya Pradesh is actually the first along with also only state to have a department of happiness to boost the wellbeing of citizens.
The Bharatiya Janata Party-led government created the department in July 2016 along with also tasked This specific with ensuring “the happiness along with also tolerance of its citizens” by creating an “ecosystem of which might enable people to realise their own potential of inner wellbeing”.
Madhya Pradesh, India’s second largest state, is actually home to more than 70 million people.
The department is actually supported by a State Institute of Happiness of which is actually responsible for “developing tools of happiness”, along with also thousand of “happiness volunteers” who conduct “happiness tutorials along with also programmes”.
Mr Arya, who has headed the happiness department since its inception, heads a few some other departments, including aviation, general administration along with also welfare of scheduled castes along with also tribes.
He is actually scheduled to appear in court on 19 December.
“Police teams are looking for him. We are positive of which we will track him down by then,” local police told AFP.