Patna, Oct 12 (PTI) A policeman was injured in stone throwing during a march by RJD’s youth wing members today to the Rajbhavan here to hand over a memorandum to the governor seeking his intervention into the Srijan scam probe.
The party had organised the march to hand over a memorandum to Governor Satya Pal Malik also demanding the resignations of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi for allegedly protecting the culprits of the Srijan scam.
The scam is related to the fraudulent transfer of government money running into hundreds of crores of rupees into the account of Srijan, a Bhagalpur-based NGO.
The stone throwing took place when the RJD youth wing workers were stopped by the police from marching to the Rajbhavan.
The RJD youth wing claimed that five of its youth workers were injured when police lathicharged and used water canons to disperse them.
City superintendent of police(central) D Amarkesh denying the RJD’s charge said, “The police neither resorted to lathi charge nor used any water canon against RJD workers.
Instead, they (RJD) resorted to stone pelting in which one of our constables received head injury.”.
No RJD worker was neither detained nor arrested in this connection, he told PTI adding that protestors dispersed after negotiation.
RJD Bihar youth wing president Kari Sohaib said that the organisation’s workers had gathered at the designated protest zone before marching to Rajbhavan but the police stopped them. When they protested, the police lathicharged them and used water canons.
“We are demanding the resignations of Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi as they are sheilding the culprits of the scam. A fair CBI probe is not possible while they are in office. We also demand a Supreme Court-monitored CBI probe into the scam,” he said adding that the delegation could not submit the memorandum as there was none to receive it at the Rajbhavan.
RJD President Lalu Prasad had alleged that Kumar and Sushil Modi were involved in the scam and demanded that the CBI probe into it be monitored by the apex court.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.