There is rule of law in Bihar, no law and order problem exist: Nitish Kumar

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Patna: Refuting the opposition’s allegation that Bihar was “returning to jungle raj”, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said the state faced no problem that could be construed as an erosion of rule of law.

“There is a rule of law in Bihar and there is no problem of law and order,” Nitish Kumar told reporters here.

The police have started to act against organized crime across the state and it is wrong to link “any crime” that is reported to the overall law and order situation, he said.

“We are committed to act against criminals involved in crimes and will not spare anyone.”

His government is also committed to maintaining the rule of law at any cost, the chief minister said.

Crimes are being committed all around the country and the wider world, but what mattered is an action against criminals, he said.

“I will not tolerate a police official who failed to take action against criminals after being informed about the crime. The government will take strict action against such police officials,” Nitish Kumar said.

He urged the public to inform and cooperate with the police if they are ever threatened by someone or received an illegal demand for money.

The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies have alleged that the state has been sliding into lawlessness (“jungle raj”) since Nitish Kumar-led ‘grand alliance of the Janata Dal-United, Rashtriya Janat Dal and the Congress took office in November 2015. (IANS)

NewsGram view:

Though it is too early to decide whether the ‘Jungle Raj’ has returned in Bihar or not, it is undeniable that the law and order situation has definitely deteriorated. The recent murder of two engineers in Darbhanga district clearly points towards this weakening law and order situation. (Photo: Bihar Government)