Aurangabad: Slamming the NDA government for letting loose a reign of terror, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad on Sunday said a 'chakka jam' will be held in Magadh region after May 22 if the Bihar government did not order CBI probe into the murder of 'mukhiya' Devendra Kumar Singh alias Chhotu.

"The opposition will hold a massive 'chakka jam' in the region if the state government fails to order a CBI probe in the 'mukhiya' murder case and subsequent police lathicharge on the people protesting against the incident last week," he said at a public rally at Dhamni village under Haspura block in Aurangabad district.

The RJD chief also met the family members of the slain 'mukhiya' and offered his sympathies to them besides handing over a cheque of Rs one lakh on behalf of his party. The 'mukhiya' was killed by the armed assailants on March 29.

Prasad claimed there has been an alarming rise in the crime graph in the state during the "so-called sushashan" (good governance) of the NDA regime and the law and order situation has worsened to such an extent that people, including the poor, minorities, OBCs and women, no longer felt safe.

The incidents, like abduction and murder of children and students and crime against women and poor, have become routine affair and the police have been unable to check the deterioration, Prasad said.

Instead of discharging their duties as protectors of law, the men in uniform have become emboldened to routinely lathicharge peaceful protesters and fire upon them, he said.

Opposition parties had organised protests in the area on May 2 and the police had used canes and opened fire to disperse them.

Instead of discharging their duties as protectors of the law, the men in uniform have become enboldened to routinely lathicharge peaceful protesters and fire upon them in lack of respect for the law as the state are trying to cover up their misdeeds and highhandedness instead of penalising the errant ones, Prasad said.

The 'mukhiya' was killed by the armed assailants on March 29 last at Dhamni village.

As the opposition parties had organised protests in the area on May two, the police resorted to lathicharge and fired on the protesters.

Alleging that the mukhiya murder had taken place in a coordinated manner "with the collusion" of the local civil and police officers and the area MLA, the RJD supremo expressed doubt that the state government-ordered probe by the Deputy Superintendent Police (DSP) Ranjan Singh will serve little purpose.

The very role of the local officials and the area MLA was under cloud in the mukhiya murder case as according to the family members the mukhiya was shot dead by the assailants while returning home after meeting the BDO at the latter's behest, Prasad said.

Under the circumstances, the print out of telephone calls of the local officials and the mukhiya should be subjected to scrutiny, he said.

The RJD supremo also threatened a sustained stir in phases post- May 22 next if the state government did not order a CBI probe in the matter.

(Agencies)

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