Youth Arrested For Issuing Death Threat To Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

Cheryl Sanders
January 13, 2018

Around a dozen security personnel and a JDU MLA were injured and six official vehicles, including that of the director-general of police, were damaged when residents of a Dalit hamlet in Buxar district pelted stones at chief minister Nitish Kumar's convoy on Friday. Nitish Kumar was on his "Samiksha Yatra", which is the first hand-account of Chief Minister to review the development in the state.

Three of the CM's security personnel, Dumraon police station house officer Subodh Kumar, two other policemen, Dumraon sub-divisional officer (SDO) Pramod Kumar, and JDU MLA from Dumraon Dadan Singh alias Dadan Pahalwan were injured.

It was not immediately known who were the persons who indulged in stone-pelting and what was their grouse. In an oblique reference to the opposition RJD, he said, "Those involved in politics of provoking and misleading the people have problems with our commitment to development".

Nitish Kumar is now on a statewide tour called "Vikas Samiksha Yatra" from December 12 to ascertain the development situation in the state. Earlier, RJD chief Lalu Yadav had alleged that the Yatra was a scam and Rs 10 Crore was spent by the public exchequer for Yatra.

According to reports, attackers hurled stones at the cavalcade but that did not hamper its movement. The chief minister said the goal of his yatra was to assess ground realities and progress of development schemes so that basic amenities like roads, clean water and power reached every village and locality in the state. "If some people want to raise slogans and show black flags".

The Opposition condemned the attack, but said the CM introspect why he is facing protests from all corners.

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