Patna, Oct. 7: The Khagaria violence during chief minister Nitish Kumar’s visit on September 27 has cast its shadow on Bihar politics.
There are apprehensions that the Special Investigating Team (SIT) may question two MPs of the RJD for their long discussion over the phone with persons who were responsible for the hostility.
A superintendent of police-rank officer, S.D. Jha, is leading the Special Investigating Team.
There are reports that the two main accused — Chandan Yadav and Manohar Yadav — were constantly in touch with the two RJD MPs during the violence.
The police headquarters, however, is tight-lipped on the issue.
“Ever since the SIT started its probe, I have not heard from them. It is carrying the investigation independently. The SIT is guided by the provisions under CrPC and will not submit any report. On the basis of evidence they will proceed in accordance with the law,” said additional deputy general, headquarters, Ravinder Kumar.
Slamming the special team, RJD chief Lalu Prasad said: “This SIT is a new game of Nitish. The investigation carried out by the SIT is an eyewash.”
“The Nitish government is scared by the public anger. Do people launch agitations after a call from an MP? If any incident is happening, why cannot an MP make a telephone call to his supporter to find out what is happening?” he asked.
Lalu said it was former MLA Ranvir Yadav who had snatched his bodyguard’s carbine and fired in the air.
“On the same day in Begusarai, it was Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad — a wing of the Sangh Parivar — which had created ruckus. Nitish should ask his BJP ally,” Lalu said.
On September 27, angry protesters pelted stones at Nitish’s cavalcade when the chief minister was in the town for the Adhikar Yatra, garnering support for special status for the state.