After the arrest of former MP and Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) president Rajesh Ranjan aka Pappu Yadav for flouting lockdown rules by Patna Police, uproar was witnesses by the people of Bihar on social media against the vindictive politics of BJP as people have claimed that he has been arrested for exposing the ambulance hoarding by BJP MP Rajeev Pratap Rudy.
A DSP rank officer along side the police reached his official residence Mandiri on Tuesday morning and arrested him. Initially, he was taken into confinement but later he was taken to the police headquarters at Gandhi Maidan. a politician of Patna police confirmed his arrest.
“We have arrested him on the charge of violating lockdown in Patna. He has visited several hospitals during the lockdown which attributes to violation of rules under Epidemic Diseases Act,” a politician of Gandhi Maidan police headquarters said.
Besides this, Saran police also registered an FIR against Pappu Yadav for damaging the govt properties on the day he raided at Amnaur office of Rajiv Pratap Rudy and accused him of ‘hoarding’ 39 ambulances inside his office campus. Yadav claims that the land belongs to Rajiv Pratap Rudy.
Sources, however, have said that the government is acting during a vengeful manner against JAP chief for exposing Rudy who kept 39 ambulances in his office campus.
Pappu Yadav had said that these ambulances would are utilized in a far better way at the time of the pandemic.
“The people of Bihar are struggling for ambulances. they’re forced to pay Rs 7,000 to Rs 25,000 for taking patients and dead bodies. Many patients and dead bodies are transported in carts and bicycles in several districts of Bihar. On the opposite hand, Rudy kept 39 ambulances in his office premises. The ambulances were purchased through MP fund in 2019,” Yadav had said.
After his arrest, Yadav tweeted, “If saving lives during the Coronavirus pandemic, while keeping my life in danger may be a criminal act, then yes, i’m a criminal. PM, CM Hang me, or send me to jail. I won’t bow down, won’t stop. i will be able to save people. i will be able to keep exposing the dishonest!”
The news of the arrest has caused an uproar on social media as people across India are condemning the Bihar government for silencing Pappu Yadav. As soon because the news made it to Twitter, the hashtags #ReleasePappuYadav and #FreePappuYadav started trending.
Uttam DuttaMay 11, 2021