RJD for judicial probe into Sitamarhi lathicharge

Patna: Accusing Bihar Ministers D C Thakur and Sahid Ali Khan of 'instigating' police to lathicharge demonstrators during the visit of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Sitamarhi on May 2, the RJD today demanded a judicial probe into it.

"Thakur, Minister for Disaster Management, and Khan, Minister for Minority Welfare, have been rude to the people opposing the CM's visit and instigated the police to use force to disperse them," RJD General Secretary Ramkripal Yadav and Opposition leader in the state legislative council Gulam Gaus alleged at a press conference here.

They claimed that the people were angered by not receiving adequate compensation for damages caused by a fire in Sitamarhi on May one in which over 650 families were affected.

They demanded that the two ministers resign owning moral responsibility.