In a clumsy comparison, Bihar deputy chief minister Tejaswi Yadav has likened the killing of a Class 12 student in Bihar in a road rage incident in Gaya, to Pathankot terror attacks.
Yadav, stated that if the murder, caused by road rage, exemplifies “jungle raj,” so does January’s deadly attack on the Pathankot air force base, where seven military personnel were killed by Pakistani terrorists.
The BJP has attacked chief minister Nitish Kumar for allowing the “return of jungle raj” after JD(U) MLC Manorama Devi’s son Rakesh Ranjan Yadav alias Rocky Yadav allegedly shot dead a 20-year-old youth for overtaking his vehicle on May 7.
Rocky Yadav was arrested from his father’s hot mix plant in the wee hours of May 10.
Tejaswi Yadav asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi:
“Jungle Raj” or lawlessness was a term to describe the 15-year-rule of Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rabri Devi.
The incident took place in Gaya on May 7 night when Aditya Kumar Sachdeva, son of a local businessman, was returning home from a birthday party along with his teenage friends.
The mother of Aditya, said, “They killed terrorists at Pathankot. The culprit here should get same treatment if that’s your comparison.”
Rocky had said that he was driving with his bodyguard in his silver Range Rover when a car that was speeding over-took them. “I was infuriated by this,” Yadav has reportedly said, “I fired a shot in the air to make the car stop.”
Yadav admitted that he then went up to the car with his bodyguard and began beating the group of young men inside. When the car began driving away, Mr Yadav then allegedly shot at it, and a bullet hit Aditya Sachdeva.
A day after her son Rocky Yadav and husband Bindi Yadav were arrested and sent to judicial custody for two weeks, suspended Janata Dal (United) MLC Manorama Devi has gone into hiding after an arrest warrant was issued against her under the new state Excise law’2016.
The house of Manorama Devi has also been sealed by officials of the Excise Department and police.