A row has burst forth in Bihar since video footage has emerged of police stopping vehicles carrying the mortal remains of martyrs of Sukma attack to let the convoy of Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar, pass by.
Upsetting footage of the stopping of trucks carrying the coffins of Sukma Naxal attack martyrs near Patna Airport in order to let Nitish Kumar’s convoy pass by has come up. The bodies of the jawans had been flown to Patna and were being sent to their homes.
Coming to the defense of the Chief Minister, Rashtriya Janta Dal chief, Lalu Prasad Yadav, has said that the CM is a sensitive man and that he must not have known about the bodies of the martyrs.
Union minister, Ram Kirpal Yadav, on the other hand, targets the ruling party hard and says that it is regretful for the chief minister to not find the time to pay tribute to the martyrs. He called the government “insensitive”.
Targeting deputy chief minister, Tejaswi Yadav, for not reaching the airport to receive the bodies of the soldiers, Bhartiya Janta Party diplomat, Sushil Modi, called the incident “unfortunate”.
In another act of callousness from the Bihar government, only one MLA showed up to receive the bodies of the martyrs who died in the recent clashes between CRPF soldiers and Naxalites in Sukma on Monday.
Denying having seen the video footage of the trucks being stopped for Nitish Kumar’s convoy, Patna Senior Superintendent of Police, Manu Maharaj, says,
I have enquired about the event and have been told that the movement of the convoy accompanied by special escort pilots was not stopped.
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At least 25 CRPF Jawans attained martyrdom in the said attacks while combating close to 300 Naxalites.