No Govt jobs, for those found protesting, blocking roads: Bihar Police

Bihar: The Bihar Police has issued a circular saying if anyone indulges in road blockage or any other criminal activities during protests would be barred from getting government jobs. The police said that the charges will be categorically mentioned in the person’s character certificate by the police and s/he would be denied government jobs and state-owned liquor outlets.

Meanwhile, the new circular drew a sharp reaction from RJD leader Tejshwi Yadav who hit out at Kumar, saying he is giving tough competition to Mussolini and Hitler.

“If a person is involved in any criminal activity by involving in any law and order situation, protests, roadblocks etc. and is charged by the police for this, then specific mention of this will be made in the character verification report by the police,” the directive cleared by the Bihar DGP said.

Opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav has criticised a new circular released by the Nitish Kumar government which directs the law enforcement authorities to take action against derogatory remarks on social media against government officials and public representatives.

This comes just a week after the Bihar Police, in another circular, said that offensive social media posts against the government, ministers, MPs, legislators and state officials will now be treated as cyber crime and invite penal action. The I-T Act has provision for imprisonment up to seven years and fine or both for those booked for cyber crimes.

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