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"Political Vendetta", Says RJD As Rabri Devi Grilled In Corruption Case

Bihar government reinstates Rabri Devi’s security a day after withdrawing officers from her house

After the order reinstating the security was issued on Thursday, he said Nitish Kumar should clarify who issued the first order as he holds the home minister's portfolio in the state.

With the Bihar government having withdrawn security guards deployed at the residence of jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, his wife former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi on Wednesday accused the ruling JD (U) and BJP of hatching a conspiracy to have her entire family eliminated.

In July 2017, the CBI registered a case against former railway minister Prasad, his wife and son and Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav for alleged irregularities in a deal dating back to 2006. Tejashwi Yadav has also been given a notice to vacate a bungalow. She claimed that the BMP jawan deployed for her security were already withdrawn on December 23 past year and the remaining were in his (Lalu's) security. "There has been no reduction in the security details of Rabri Devi and her two sons", said state ADGP (headquarters) SK Singhal to reporters.

"Returning the security provided to my mother Rabri Devi as ex-CM, to my brother as an MLA and to me as Leader of the Opposition". It's a clear case of political vendetta. "But, now people of Bihar and my party workers would take care of my security", she added. Those who remained were part of the security cover provided to me and the residence allotted to me in the capacity of Former Chief Minister, Rabri wrote in a letter addressed to CM Nitish Kumar.

The plot was given to family members of Mr Prasad using as conduit, the Delite Marketing Company, owned by RJD MP Premchand Gupta, Mr Modi pointed out. "Considering the recent caste-related violence, withdrawal of security guards from Rabri Devi's residence leaves the family open to such attacks".

"The guards were asked to return as RJD chief Lalu Yadav is now in jail", ADG HQ S.K. Singhal told reporters in Patna on Wednesday.