Wireless set change: RJD alleges 'conspiracy'
Lalu and Rabri both enjoy Z-plus security under the Bihar Special Security Act, 2000, being former CMs.india Updated: Sep 02, 2006 21:59 IST
Even as RJD on Saturday alleged a 'conspiracy to physically harm' Railways Minister Lalu Prasad and his wife Rabri Devi after Bihar police decided to replace their "powerful wireless equipment with a low frequency one", the NDA government in the state on Saturday said it would not allow anyone to "spy using a powerful wireless set".
Lalu and Rabri both enjoy Z-plus security under the Bihar Special Security Act, 2000, being former CMs.
Releasing copies of a letter written to state police chief Ashish Ranjan Sinha by Bhola Yadav, Special Officer to the Railway Minister at a press conference in Patna, RJD national general secretary Shyam Rajak charged the government with ordering the replacement of the high-frequency set with a low powered one "under a conspiracy to cause physical harm to them".
"Since our two leaders are fighting against the NDA rule which has unleashed corruption, lawlessness and anarchy, the state government is trying to curtail the facilities they have been enjoying," Rajak said and threatened his party would take up the matter with the Centre if the state government did not reverse the decision.
He alleged that it was "violative" of the orders of the Union Home Ministry and the Bihar Special Security Act.
When contacted, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi and state Home Secretary Afzal Amanullah denied the RJD's charge and said "We will not allow anyone spying through powerful wireless set".
"We have provided all gadgets required under the act as also strictly followed the directive of the Union Home Ministry which has accorded the duo Z-Plus security cover," Amanullah said.