Police said a case was registered against those injured after a complaint by the accused villagers. “We have registered a case against the three injured under The Jharkhand Bovine Animal Prohibition of Slaughter Act,” said M L Meena, ADG (operations).
The first complaint came from 104 people of Santhal (Adivasi) community from Giddi Jhopri village about location of the water treatment plant (WTP) - as part of Baghbera multi-village scheme of RWSSP - on community land.
There are at least 10,000 chowkidars in Jharkhand’s 24 districts who have not been paid for the last three to four months, according to Krishna Dayal Singh, president of Jharkhand Rajya Dafadar Chowkidar Panchayat.
“The party has sacrificed me... this is the reward they have given me for my unquestioning loyalty. It will have a cascading effect... Through the media, I want to request the BJP leadership to review its decision..." Ravindra Kumar Pandey said.
Palamu SP Indrajit Mahatha said no complaint has been filed so far regarding any kind of sexual harassment. “An FIR was earlier registered under murder charges and the police later added molestation charge,” he said.
State BJP spokesperson Pratul Shahdeo had earlier said BJP would contest all 14 seats alone and had “requested” AJSU to support it and that the alliance would continue in state polls, which will also be held this year.
Rahul said the Congress-led UPA had implemented the rural employment guarantee scheme (MGNREGA) and food security, and in 2013 brought the Land Acquisition Act to protect the water, forest and land of tribals.
In the Mahagathbandhan camp, both the JVM and Congress have their eyes on Godda, which has a mix of castes and a substantial Muslim population, giving both parties hope. It is also low on development indices, despite a wealth of natural resources like coal.
At Begusarai, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said the entire country was agitated after the “act of cowardice” and that the Prime Minister had made it clear that those responsible for the attack would not be forgiven.