Amid the continued row over the deteriorating state of law and order in Bihar, the brutal homicide of the print media journalist Vimal Kumar Yadav by unknown assailants in wee hours of Friday has as soon as once more ignited a recent battle of tug between the ruling alliance of Janata Dal United (JDU) and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) with the opposition led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
In a press briefing launched on Friday, August 18, Union Minister of state, Nityanand Rai mentioned that “the law and order situation in the state has collapsed and criminals are carrying their act in open, the murder of Vimal Kumar Yadav is nothing but murder of law and the media ” Ye Kalam aur Kanoon ki Hatya hai.”
Back to back incidents like this are reflecting the failed state of law and order within the state. These incidents are an affidavit that the criminals maintain no worry of the law and are being protected by the ruling alliance of JDU-RJD. Some time in the past Vimal’s brother was additionally homicide, he was the one eye witness of that homicide, added additional, Rai.
बताइए #पटना में बीजेपी नेता निलेश मुखिया जी की हत्या हो जाती है।उसके बाद “गौ-तस्करों को पकड़ने के दौरान समस्तिपुर थाना के दरोग़ा श्री नंदकिशोर यादव जी को सर में गोली मार दी जाती है #अररिया में लोकतंत्र के चौथे स्तंभ कहे जाने वाले #पत्रकार श्री विमल यादव जी,को उनके घर में घुसकर… https://t.co/IxRsqjUMfb
— Abhishek Singh LJP (@Abhishek_LJP) August 18, 2023
Further while highlighting the figures of the murders and rape took place in the last one year the BJP law maker from Bihar quoted that around 3000 murders and around 500 cases of rape have come to the fore in the last one year, which exposed the reality of law and order in the state.
Nitish Kumar and Tejaswi Yadav should stop giving protection to the criminals and miscreants. This government is neither bothered about the development nor about the security of the people. It’s a failed government, concluded Rai.
Back to back murders of SHO and a Journalist
It is to be noted that the murder of the journalist by armed miscreants who barged into his house and shot him dead in the wee hours of Friday under Raniganj police station limits of Araria has occurred days after a Station House Officer (SHO) Nandkishore Yadav succumbed to his injuries after being shot by the cattle smugglers in Samastipur of Bihar on Tuesday, August 15.
As per the reports, SHO Yadav had initiated an inquiry into the incidents of cattle theft being reported in the Mohanpur area for the past few days. During the course of investigation it was revealed that a cattle smugglers gang from Nalanda was behind the recent cases of cattle theft in the region.
On getting inputs about the presence of the thieves who were trying to steal cattle a police team raided and nabbed three members of the gang along with a truck and a pickup vehicle. Upon enquiring the trio disclosed about the other gang members following which SHO Nandkishore Yadav rushed to Nan the remaining accused with a team.
It’s been learnt that the gang members opened fire on Yadav who had gone there to catch them. Yadav was shot above his eyes, following which he was immediately rushed to the hospital from where he was referred to IGIMS subsequently after his situation deteriorated. Later on Yadav succumbed to his injuries.
Vimal Kumar Yadav shot dead at his house
Days after the murder of the SHO, Nandkishore Yadav in Samastipur, Vimal Kumar Yadav, a journalist associated with the Dainik Bhaskar group was killed after a group of assailants on Friday morning knocked his door and shot him dead after he opened the main gate.
It’s been reported that Vimal Yadav was the sole breadwinner of the family as a few years back his brother Gabbu Yadav was also murdered. Vimal was also the sole witness in his brother murder case.
Vimal leaves behind a 15 years old son Abhinav Anand and a 13 year old daughter Roma along with an ailing parents who were solely dependent on him. Speaking with the media, Abhinav said that he was sleeping when he heard a gunshot when he came out, he found his father wounded who informed him that he was shot and collapsed immediately, following which they rushed him to the nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead.
“हम सो रहे थे, तभी पापा की की आवाज़ सुनाई दी, वो बोले हमें गोली लगी है”
— News24 (@news24tvchannel) August 18, 2023
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar calls for probe in the killing, describes the incident assad
Reacting to the incident, Chief minister Nitish Kumar while terming the incident sad, said that it is very sad, how can this happen with a journalist, I have conveyed this to the concerned officials and asked them to look into the matter, they are looking into it.
The deputy chief minister of the state, Tejaswi Yadav also while terming the incident a sad one, said that the chief minister has himself directed the officials to look into the matter and those who are involved in this will not be spared. When confronted that the opposition BJP is terming the recent incidents a return of the Jungle Raj, Yadav replied that BJP has the sole work of defaming Bihar.
सर अररिया में पत्रकार की…
“आएं?…दुख की बात है, वो तो देख रहा है। हम अधिकारी लोग को बोल दिए हैं, देख रहा है।”
आप लोग भी देखिए इन सबके चेहरे का भाव।#Bihar #Araria #Raniganj #BimalYadav #VimalYadav #Journalist #NitishKumar #TejashwiYadav #BiharNews pic.twitter.com/SwFtFbR4Ni
— बिहार | Bihar ● (@Biharyouth1) August 18, 2023
Meanwhile in a press briefing, ADG, J.S Gangwar informed, that a FSL team and Dog Squad was called on the spot following which the body of Vimal Yadav was sent for a postmortem. Information acquired from the relatives suggests that Vimal was about to record his statement in his brother’s murder who was killed in the year 2019. The investigation in the case is on.
Opposition slams ruling alliance
On the other hand the opposition parties in the state, including Chirag Paswan led Lok Janshakti Party (Ramvilas) LJP, Pappu Yadav led Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) and Jeetan Ram Manjhi led Hindustan Awami Morcha in separate statements slammed the incumbent government over the deteriorating law and order situation in the state.
Speaking with the media Pappu Yadav, said ‘children were killed in Madhubani and in Madhupura, a man was also shot for refusing to give a Thar car in Purnea, this is not a matter of a journalist or a common man, the thing is why does the political parties give protections to the criminals? I want to ask who fired shots on Nilesh Mukhiya, the names which are coming are of the sand mafias.’
Interacting with the press Chirag Paswan, president of the LJP ( R ) said that ” these folks (I.N.D.I.A) says that democracy is being murdered, they aren’t ready to save the pillars of the democracy, they aren’t ready to save their policemen, journalist who’re the fourth pillar of the democracy are being homicide in our state.”
“In your state journalists even the policemen are not safe Mukhyamantri Ji, forget about the common Bihari, the people of Bihar have lost faith in you, they wipe out their tears by their own added”, Mr. Paswan.
It is to be famous that the state of law and order has been below the scanner recently in Bihar the place the opposition events led by the BJP has been hitting the streets alleging that the incumbent ruling alliance has pressured the state into the period of 90s the place the residents of the state are pressured to depart below the shadow of Jungle Raj.