Crime on rise in Bihar: Jitan Ram Manjhi's convoy attacked near Gaya

Gaya, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 26 May 2016, 01:11 PM

In last few days, crime has rose apparently in Bihar. There were series attacks against BJP and allies leaders. Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's convoy was attacked today in Gaya. There were clashes between the police and protesters over the killing of a politician, allegedly by Maoists.

The former CM Jitan Ram Manjhi was on his way to meet the family of the Lok Janshakti Party leader Sudesh Paswan, who was killed yesterday when his car was caught in the clashes. The police had to use batons and fired in the air to control the crowd. Protesters set a vehicle in Manjhi's convoy on fire.

Jitan Ram Manjhi, a former leader of Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal United, was Bihar chief minister for nine months until February last year. After he was expelled by the ruling party, he formed his own outfit.