Jungle Raj returns in Bihar? 578 murders reported in state in last 2 months
New Delhi, Jan 4: It looks like 'Jungle Raj' has once again returned in Bihar. Reportedly, total 578 murders have taken place in last two months since Assembly election held in the state.
It was hoped that nightmares of nineties (notorious for kidnappings and murders) will not be repeated again after Nitish-Lalu led grand alliance came to power in November 2015. But it seems that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has failed to maintain law and order in the state.
According to report, in last month only 300 cases of murders and kidnappings were came to light.
Since Nitish Kumar came to power, he has been facing flak for deteriorating Law and order condition in the state. Recently a series of case hit the headlines which exposed Nitish government's tall claim and reveald how nefarious elements rule the roost in the state.
On December 26, unidentified assailants shot dead two engineers of a road construction company in Bihar's Darbhanga district. Three days later, another engineer was found dead with injury marks on his body in Vaishali district.
Facing flak from different quarters, both RJD, JD(U) leaders were found blaming each other for deteriorating law and order situation in the Bihar.
Targetting incumbent Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Raghubansh Prasad Singh who is vice-president of the RJD said, "Sensational murders of engineers in Bihar recently have proved that law and order is not good in the state".
Putting whole responsibility for rising crime rate in the State on JD(U), leader absolved RJD's role in it. He said, "JD(U) people are in the habit of hearing 'jay kaar' (hailing words) which they should end and take strong measures to rein in crime causing disturbance to people."
Later, senior JD(U) leader and former minister Shyam Rajak said Nitish Kumar has the track record of pulling Bihar out of bad days and, hence, needed no advise on law and order situation.