Judge summons Bihar Energy minister

Muzaffarpur: A Lok Adalat judge Shailendra Pandey on Tuesday summoned Bihar Energy Minister Vijendra Prasad Yadav, Bihar State Electricity Board chairman, its General Manager Gyasuddin and Executive Engineer (Supply), Muzaffarpur, to appear before him on April 14 to explain their position about the power crisis facing the people.

Pandey issued the summons after hearing the complainant and advocate Sudhir Ojha.

In his complaint, Ojha alleged that people of Bihar, particularly in Tirhut range, were facing acute power shortage and drinking water problem during the past three to four days despite payment of electricity bills.

The judge asked Yadav and others to appear in person before him to explain the position and action taken by the authorities for restoration of power and water supply causing immense hardships to the people.