The memorandum quoting statistics of the state police headquarters said while the number of heinous crime in Bihar was 95,942 in 2001, it went up to 1,95,024 in 2014. Likewise, there were 1,689 cases of kidnapping in 2001, which rose to 6,570 in 2014 and rape cases saw an increase from 786 in 2001 to 1,127 in 2014, the memorandum said.
They told the Governor that "majority of the victims were Dalits and many of them were workers of LJP". The LJP delegation also drew the Governor's attention towards alleged closure of majority of 150 hostels meant for Schedule Castes in the state.
In response, Shyam Rajak, senior minister of the Nitish Kumar cabinet, made a scathing attack at the LJP chief. "Paswanji is seeing crime only in Bihar, whereas the National Crime Record Bureau says crime rate in Madhya Pradesh is 298.8 percent in a population of one lakh. MP is followed by BJP ruled states of Haryana with 240.4 percent, Rajasthan 246.9 percent and Chhattisgarh 221.1 percent," Rajak said in a statement.
Rajak advised Paswan to first give such memorandums to the Governor of Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, which he said might help the public there. "Like a political tourist, Paswan is making baseless statements for gains in the elections," he said.



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