Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar spoke on the Muzaffarpur hit and run case in Bihar state assembly on Wednesday. He reiterated the need to spread awareness about traffic rules and assured that the accused will be caught soon.
“Awareness needs to be created about traffic rules. There is need of legal provisions in issuance of driving licenses. Protest, agitation, and statements over accident is natural, but accused will finally be caught, how much will someone escape,” said Kumar.
Kumar informed that the matter was being looked into by a committee constituted for the same and assured quick implementation of measures to avert such accidents in future.
“We have constituted a high-level committee under Development Council & have given it the responsibility to study what else is needed to be done in road accidents & monitor implementation of work already instructed for end of such incidents,” he added.
Nitish Kumar was criticised by opposition party leader including RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav. Yadav questioned Kumar over delay in the arrest of BJP leader Manoj Baitha, the prime accused in the case.
On Saturday, a speeding SUV crushed nine children to death near a school in Muzaffarpur, Bihar. Since then, Baitha, who also owns the SUV, is absconding. He was suspended from BJP for a period of six months. Reports claimed that he has fled to Nepal. Both BJP and the ruling Nitish Kumar government have been slammed for not acting on the issue quickly.