July 09, 2020

‘Maha jungle raj‘ prevails in Bihar beneath Nitish Kumar, says Lalu Prasad

RANCHI: chief on Tuesday said “maha jungle raj” is prevailing in with murders taking place every day. He said the JD(U)-BJP coalition failed to maintain law and order in the state. was speaking to media persons after appearing in a fodder scam case hearing in the Ranchi civil court.
“Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar is a turncoat and responsible for the situation. He keeps changing his position. He used to speak about jungle raj during RJD‘s rule. Now, the situation has become worse,” Lalu said.

He was reacting to the murder of one Ramjanam Yadav in Patna two days ago. The victim‘s wife, Nikki Yadav, had filed a complaint with railway police in which she named independent MLA Anant Singh as conspirator in the case.

“Everyone knows how Anant Singh is. He is the chote sahib,” Lalu said. “My party has nothing to do with criminals in politics,” he said.

Referring to the recent cross border firing at Indo-Pak border in Rajouri, Lalu claimed that the Centre has not given Army the operational freedom, leading to many casualties. “PM Narendra Modi and have failed to protect the Indian borders,” he said.

“Even as our jawans are being killed fighting Pakistani forces on the borders almost every day, the Centre has not granted the Army full operational freedom.,” the RJD supremo claimed.

During hearing of the fodder case, former assistant in animal husbandry department in Patna secretariat, Ram Jatan Singh, identified the records related to transfer of then district animal husbandry officer B N Sharma. Singh was deposing as prosecution witness in the case related to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 139 crore from the Doranda treasury.

The prosecution as well as the defence advocates agreed to adopt Singh‘s statements made in the fodder scam case (RC 20A/96) for the fodder scam case related to the Doranda treasury too. Cross-examination by lawyers appearing on behalf of Lalu and former Bihar CM Jagannath Mishra during the hearing in the Chaibasa treasury was also adopted for the Doranda case.

Lalu‘s counsel Anant Kumar said, “Singh had said transfer of B N Sharma was stayed. However, during cross-examination he said from records, it appears that the file was not sent to CM.”

Courtesy: Kaplan Herald

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