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Assembly on boil over law & order

Ranchi, July 26: The Opposition rocked the Assembly today over deteriorating law and order situation in the state.

The BJP and the JVM repeatedly targeted the government for the Keredari incident, rape of minor girls in Dumka and Deoghar and the spate of killing in Khunti.

As soon as the second day of the monsoon session started, the BJP demanded a debate over the Keredari police firing, in which one villager was killed and at least four were injured on Tuesday.

Though the government yesterday ordered a high-level probe into the matter, the Opposition wanted the government to take moral responsibility for the firing.

The Assembly proceedings remained disrupted for around 10 minutes over the issue.

The Opposition legislators brought three adjournment motions on the poor law and order situation. But, Speaker Shashank Sekhar Bhokta rejected the motions.

“Rapes are rampant, even some criminals tried to rape a para-teacher in Chandil yesterday. Eight people have been killed in Khunti in the last three days, while police are targeting innocent people. It seems there is no one to slam the brakes on the rising crime graph,” Yadav said.

Members from treasury bench, like Congress’s Hazaribagh MLA Saurabh Narayan and Sisai MLA Gitashree Oraon, too, sought actions against erring police personnel and NTPC officials.

Later, parliamentary affairs minister Rajendra Prasad Singh told the media, “The police have been asked to expedite probe into these cases and nab the culprits at the earliest.”

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