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Manjhi alleges threat to life after liquor bottle found at his house

Former chief minister of Bihar Jitan Ram Manjhi on Friday alleged threat to his life after a liquor bottle was found under a plant at his heavily guarded residence.

patna Updated: Jun 06, 2015 12:21 IST
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Former chief minister of Bihar Jitan Ram Manjhi on Friday alleged threat to his life after a liquor bottle was found under a plant at his heavily guarded residence.

Some media persons, who had assembled at his residence to meet Hindustani Awam Morcha leaders, noticed a liquor bottle under a plant in the open.

Manjhi, who continues to live at 1, Anne Marg - normally the official residence of Bihar chief minister - even after he was replaced, said it was a huge security failure.

“If a person could enter the campus with a liquor bottle then bombs could also be brought in. I am facing threat to my life and I have said this earlier also,” Manjhi said.

He alleged that it could be a conspiracy of chief minister Nitish Kumar to give him a bad name. “The place where the bottle was found is frequented by us. At times we also sit there. It is a mystery that the bottle suddenly appeared there,” he added.

Asked about the breach in Manjhi’s security, additional director general (headquarters) Sunil Kumar said, “He has been provided with the required security provisioned for him. We are inquiring about this incident with the SSG commandant responsible for his security.”