New Delhi: After suspended MLC Manorma Devi surrendered in front of the Bihar police, the Janata Dal (United) (JD(U) on Tuesday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) allegations of a return of 'Jungle Raj' in the state and said that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's government is taking strict action against wrong doers.
JD(U) spokesperson Ali Anwar said, "We took the matter of road rage incident which took place in Gaya very seriously. We ordered a strict and stringent probe in the matter both mother and son have been arrested, both surrendered in front of the police."
"The government did not leave any stone unturned in procecuting the accused, we did not show leniency at all. The BJP is levelling false allegations, they cannot say there is jungle raj in the state as we did not let go our MLC. Our government does justice," he added.
Suspended Janata Dal (United) MLC Manorama Devi, who is accused of violating prohibition law, was sent to 14-day judicial custody on Tuesday.
Earlier today, she surrendered before the Gaya Court. An arrest warrant was issued by the Bihar Government against her over liquor prohibition.
A court in Gaya would hear the anticipatory bail plea of Manorama Devi on May 19.
Devi filed an anticipatory bail in the court on May 13 after an arrest warrant was issued against her.
The Gaya Police had last week sealed the house of the suspended JD (U) MLC.
Devi's son Rakesh Ranjan Yadav alias Rocky and her husband Bindi Yadav are already in jail over the killing of Aditya Sachdeva, a businessman's son, in a case of road rage last week.
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| Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 12:49