Patna: The deteriorating law and order situation in the state prominently figured in the council during zero hour on Friday. As soon as the house assembled for the day’s scheduled business, BJP member Lal Babu Prasad moved an adjournment notice demanding special debate on the law and order situation in the state.
Prasad said there has been sharp rise in cases of train and road robbery, bank loot, rape and murder cases in various parts of the state in the last one fortnight. After request by the chairman, BJP members agreed to take up this issue during zero hour.
The matter was again raised during zero hour when BJP members, including Mangal Pandey, Sanjay Mayukh, Nawal Kishore Yadav, Satyendra Narayan Singh Kushwaha, Baidyanath Prasad, Lal Babu Prasad, Rajnish Kumar and Sanjeev Shyam Singh entered into the well of the house shouting anti-government slogans.
Leader of the opposition Sushil Kumar Modi said no arrest has been made in connection with the major dacoity in Jan Shatabdi Express on July 1. Again on July 14, Modi said, four rounds were fired in Pataliputra Express in which a former mukhiya Manoj Mandal was killed.
Recently a major train dacoity was committed in Chhapra Tatanagar Express. Since July 1, three incidents of major train dacoity had taken place in Bihar and police failed to get any breakthrough in all incidents, Modi rued.
Talking about the cases of road robbery, he said miscreants organized road blockade on Nawada and Nardiganj road stretch and traffic was halted for nearly four hours and in the melee, seven families travelling in their car were looted on July 1. In Sheikhpura district, valuables worth several lakhs were looted from eight vehicles on July 7, Modi said.
Similarly, there are several reports of bank loot in Siwan, Gopalganj and Patna, he said. “With the alliance of RJD and Janata Dal(U), cases of criminal activities have increased manifold which revived memory of the ‘Jungle Raj’ in the state,” he said.
Rejecting the adjournment notice, chairman Awadhesh Narayan Singh had to adjourn the house till the lunch break.