PATNA: Pradesh Congress Committee (BPCC) on Friday expressed concern over reported deterioration in law and order scenario in Bihar and asked CM Nitish Kumar to “self-retrospect” his government’s image in the wake of frequent incidents of murder, loot and rape in different parts of the state.
“If the incidents of serious crimes like murder, loot and rape of the last few weeks are analysed at micro-level, it will show that anti-social elements have taken the administration in their grip and criminals are executing their plans without any fear of police administration,” BPCC spokesperson and former MLA Harkhu Jha said.
Jha said: “Some armed criminals on Thursday shot dead the district welfare officer of Sitamarhi Shubh Narayan Dutt while three days ago, another gang of criminals made murderous attack on four members of a family at Uchakagaon Pidra village in Gopalganj district, in which the head of the family and mukhiya of Balesara panchayat Mahatam Choudhary succumbed to his injuries at a Gorakhpur-based hospital. Mahatam Choudhary, his wife Prabhavati Devi and their two sons were shot at and critically injured after a gang of armed criminals attacked their house at Uchakagaon Pidra on Tuesday evening.”
“Earlier on May 4, two persons were murdered at Ara railway station,” Jha said adding the incidents of rape with minors were being reported almost every alternate day form different parts of the state.
Besides, the police have miserably failed to check sale of smuggled foreign liquors in dry Bihar despite tall claims made by the ruling alliance leaders, the BPCC leader said and added that illegal mining and sale of sand was also going unabated.
Jha also claimed that popularity graph of CM Nitish Kumar has been deteriorating fast due to the recent rise in the incidents of crime.
“CM failed to win a single by-election in the state ever since he left the grand alliance. CM needs to do self-retrospection on this issue,” Jha said.