Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Prem Kumar on Tuesday attacked chief minister Nitish Kumar on deteriorating law and order situation in Bihar and said the state government is a mute spectator to crime incidents in the state.
 
Kumar said the delegation met Bihar Governor, Ram Nath Kovind, over rising crime in Bihar and over government failing to nab the criminals.
 
“Bihar government is sleeping and the criminals are roaming free. Government is doing eye wash. Bihar Govt is a mute spectator to crime incidents in the state, criminals are fearless of the law,” he said.
 
“Crime is increasing in Bihar and people are in fear. The recent incidents have somewhere pointed to government helping the culprits escape,” he added while terming the state of affairs in Bihar as ‘Maha Jungle Raj’.
 
Coming out of slumber after the murder of senior journalist Rajdeo Ranjan in Siwan, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had earlier pledged that he won’t rest until the culprits were punished.
 
“Some incidents had happened in Bihar over which we all are very concerned and saddened,” said Nitish in apparent reference to the road rage murder of teenager Aditya Sachdeva in Gaya involving expelled JD(U) MLC Manorama Devi’s son Rocky Yadav and the murder of journalist Rajdeo Ranjan in Siwan.
 
“Until we bring the guilty to the book, we won’t take rest,” said Nitish, while addressing a public meeting on liquor ban in Lucknow.
 
With Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar giving his consent for a CBI probe in the murder case of journalist Rajdeo Ranjan in Siwan district, Director General of Police (DGP) P.K. Thakur had yesterday the state police would continue its investigation till the top investigating agency takes up the case.