Manjhi continues to occupy residence, designated for Bihar Chief Minister, even after being removed from the chair in February this year. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar stays in a bungalow at 7 Circular road. HAM spokesman Danish Rizwan, in a statement said, 24 policemen, including 8 Sub-Inspectors and 16 constables have been deployed in One Anne Marg, especially to guard hundreds of trees of mangoes and litchi fruits.

Policemen deployed on duty at former CM's residence told reporters that they have been instructed to guard the fruits and prevent anybody picking even the fruits that fall on the ground on its own.

Rizwan described this as 'insult' of a dalit. When Manjhi's reaction was sought on the issue, he added many poor visits him at his residence and the latest security arrangements might be aimed at preventing them to take away the fruits.

The matter also gave an opportunity to RJD and BJP to attack Nitish Kumar government. Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi said it was bizarre that a person occupying a bungalow was deprived of enjoying fruits from trees planted there.

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