Bihar Police accuses man who died five years ago of breaching peace


The Bihar Police is in the news once again for its antics. The police of Barh, a town right next to state capital Patna has become a laughing stock.

The Barh police booked a person under Section 107 (breach of peace) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CRPC). The only problem is that the accused died five years ago.

The police issued a preventive notice against the dead youth saying that he is expected to vitiate peace in the region.

The matter relates to communal tensions between two communities over prayers at a temple in the Masood Vigha neighbourhood in Barh.

In order to maintain peace in the region, the police issued a notice under Section 107 against both groups and asked the responsible officers to take action.

The matter is nearly eight months old. The police had issued a notice against Masood Vigha resident Ajay Yadav alias Bhulla and his father Ramkrit Yadav in January 2019.

However, Ajay Yadav died five years ago.

In a hurry, the police recommended the matter to higher officials without the necessary background checks. No police officer is ready to talk about the error made.