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The Munger judge who is in news for awarding capital punishment to five Maoists first time in Bihar, has been waiting to have his license for fire arm for last two years. The judge recently received a threat message on his WhatsApp number; the massage reads, “Hamare Jan Adalat Nein Apko Phansi Ki Saja Sunayi Hai” (our court has sentenced death for you).
Additional district and sessions judge (ADJ), Munger, Jyoti Swaroop Srivastava had sentenced to death Vipin Mandal, Adhiklal Pandit, Ratu Koda, Wano Koda and Manu Koda for ambushing and killing two CRPF jawans, Som Gawda and Ravindra Rai, and injuring at least 12 others on the Gangta-Lakshmipur road under Haveli Kharagapur subdivision of Munger during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
Threat call to Srivastava by the rebels has created much hue and cry in social medias where people allege government’s failures for such incident. His life always in danger when he sentenced capital punishment to a noted goon earlier.
But most interestingly, Srivastava who earlier some two year ago applied for arm license, yet not received it. Similarly, additional public prosecutor, Munger, Sandeep Bhatchyarjee also in the line for obtaining a license for his personal arm for security purpose.
A source alleged the bureaucratic highhandness at Munger for delaying such hyper sensitive issues. “Though persons like judges etc have the privilege to enjoy security covers but what is the problem to delay in providing the license when they applied for it?” the source asked. Such applications for obtaining arm licenses are gaining dust in the office of the district magistrate, Munger.
An established source in the office of the district magistrate, Munger said that processes are on pipeline and soon the license would be given.
Meanwhile, police sources claimed that all possible precautionary measures have been taken and security arrangements have been beefed up around the residence of Srivastava and civil court premises after such development at Munger. Police patrolling in the town area has also been intensified to foil any foul attempt by the antisocial elements.
It is worth mentioning here that the Maoists have called a two-day bandh on May 28 and 29 in Eastern Bihar districts consisting Bhagalpur, Munger, Lakhisarai, Jamui and Banka to protest against the Munger court order, according to Laljeet Koda, spokesperson of the CPI-Maoist’s Eastern Bihar-Jharkhand regional zonal committee.
The rebels last night damaged railway tracks in powerful blasts on Gaya-Kodarma section at neighbouring Jharkhand while burnt down Airtel’s tower at Anandpur village under Lakshmipur PS in Bihar’s Jamui district also.