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Patna: Abdul Bari Siddiqui, the leader of the opposition in the state Assembly, at a press conference in Patna on Monday, took the Nitish government to task on the issue of crime saying criminal acts of extremely gruesome nature were on rise but the government was playing favoritism in catching the culprits.
"A certain group of people are being targeted by the state police while others who support the ruling parties are moving fearlessly," the RJD leader said.
Accusing the Chief Minister of protecting certain individuals despite their long criminal antecedent, Siddiqui said that a recent news story, published at the behest of the Director General of Police Abhayanand, mentioned the names of Mohammed Shahabuddin, Ashraf, Wasim, Kundan Singh, and Reet Lal Yadav whose properties were under the radar of the state government.
"However, where are the names of those criminals who have been associated with the Janata Dal-U and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)?" Siddiqui demanded to know.
The RJD leader further said that cases of rape, murder, and armed robbery have skyrocketed under the NDA rule.
"In seven years of the Nitish administration, the number of violent crimes has gone over 10 lakh. In Jehanabad where a girl recently lost one of her eyes, her house was also burnt down by the criminals. In Sitamarhi, fed up by police inaction, a girl committed suicide leaving a note behind. The police must make the suicide note public and the Superintendent of Police (SP) must be brought to justice," Siddiqui said adding the party will hold a protest rally in Patna on September 1.
RJD women's cell president Prema Chowdhary was also present at the press conference.