A retired Block Development Officer in Jharkhand has become a cause of trouble for the West Singhbhum district administration. The retired government official, 80-year-old Ramo Virua, is on a mission to make Kolhan – the other name for West Singhbhum – a separate country.
Ramo Virua, who retired 23 years ago, is openly challenging the Constitution and law of the land, and has organised a programme on December 18 to hoist the flag of Kolhan in the presence of villagers.
He doesn’t believe that President and Prime Minister of the country are the supreme authority. Instead, he considers the Queen of England as the head of the country. He has even been distributing pamphlets, stamp paper, and has also reportedly distributed specially designed caste certificate, residence proof and identity cards to the members of the tribal community.
Reports claim that he has even been running a parallel administration at small level in villages.
This has caught attention of police administration, who confiscated all documents with the retired government official. They have threatened him with sedition charges. The villagers have also been asked to refrain from attending the December 18 anti-social event organised by him.