Patna, May 13 : With the Bihar government under fire over the tragic incident of a teenager’s murder allegedly by Janata Dal (United) MLC Manorama Devi’s son Rocky Yadav in a road rage incident, state Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav on Friday shifted the blame on the Centre asserting that the accused had procured a gun license without verification, clearly through the influence of someone powerful within the government. (Read: Crackdown on Manorama Devi, Bihar Police to seize her properties)Also Read - Bihar Hooch Tragedy: 16 Dead in West Champaran, Probe Underway
“We have been asserting from day one that we condemn what happened but the politics happening over it is saddening. It has been printed today in a Delhi newspaper that the Delhi Police gave the gun license without verification. Why is no one talking about this?,” Yadav told the media here. Also Read - Bihar Teenager Nitish Kumar Gets 82 Teeth Removed in Rare Surgery
Asserting that the Bihar government will probe into the matter, Yadav alleged that it was due to the influence of someone from the Centre that the accused managed to get a gun license without verification. Also Read - Bihar Sculptor Makes PM Modi's Statues to Use as Money Storage Bank | See Pictures
He added that on the other hand if the Bihar police had done the same and doled out a gun without a license, the furore created by the Centre would have been unimaginable.
“Everyone needs to maintain calm and practice a little restrain so that the law can take its own course. The incident is saddening and tragic for sure but the entire Bihar should not be disgraced for it. The BJP government is targeting Bihar to hide their own flaws,” Yadav added.
Rocky Yadav was arrested on Tuesday morning from his father’s farm in Bodh Gaya., while the Excise Department had on Wednesday sealed the house of Manorama Devi.
A local court on Wednesday remanded Rocky Yadav, who allegedly shot dead a student for overtaking his vehicle in Bihar, to two-day police custody.
The court had earlier sent Rocky to 14 days’ judicial custody.
Rakesh Ranjan Yadav alias Rocky is accused of killing Class XII student Aditya Sachdeva after an argument with the youth for overtaking his vehicle on Saturday night.