Bihar News Update : Nitish govt shielding minister in liquor recovery case, accuses Tejaswi

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Patna, Mar 13 : Leader of the opposition in Bihar assembly Tejaswi Prasad Yadav today accused the Nitish Kumar government of shielding Revenue and Land Reforms Minister Ram Surat Rai in connection with recovery of liquor from a school premises in Muzaffarpur district few days back.

Mr Yadav told media persons here that liquor was recovered from a school premises in Muzaffarpur district few days back.

It was reported in media that school was on the plot owned by the Minister Mr Rai.

The minister himself accepted that the plot was registered in the name of his brother and school was being run there in the name of his father, he pointed out.

Leader of the opposition said that Mr Rai was misleading the people on the issue as the school was being run by him and not by his brother.

The person arrested in this connection was not the owner but a mere headmaster of the school, he further said, adding that no agreement was signed between headmaster and family members of the minister.

Mr Yadav said that electricity bill of the school was being issued in the name of Arjun Rai, father of the minister.

The school was opened in the year 2017 and an FIR was lodged against Hans Lal Rai, brother of the minister in liquor recovery case.

Despite an FIR against brother of the minister, no action had been taken so far against him, he lamented.

Aansu, brother of headmaster Amrendra Pratap, who was also present on the occasion, said that there were two two keys of the school, one of which was with his brother while the other was with brother of the Minister.

When a truck loaded with liquor was brought from Haryana and was spotted in school premises during lockdown on November 7 last year, he had informed the police in this connection.

Police had swung into action and recovered the liquor and also arrested his brother, the headmaster of the school, he pointed out.

He demanded immediate action against the minister in this connection.


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