Watch video: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar punched by youth on back in Bakhtiarpur

However, Nitish Kumar later asked the police not to take any action against the youth, who physically hit him. He said the youth should be set free.

Law Kumar MishraUpdated: Sunday, March 27, 2022, 09:36 PM IST
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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar | File Photo

PATNA: Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar was punched on his back by a Bakhtiyarpur youth on Sunday evening at a public function.

The youth was identified as Chhotu Kumar. The local youth was immediately arrested by the security personnel. However, Nitish Kumar later asked the police not to take any action against the youth, who physically hit him. He said that the youth should be set free.

The incident took place in presence of the district magistrate and senior SP of Patna at Bakhtiyarpur hospital premises, where Nitish had gone to garland the statue of a freedom fighter, Sheelbhadra Yajee, a close associate of Jayaprakash Narain.

While Chief Minister was garlanding the statue, the youth came literally running, climbed the rostrum and hit him. He was immediately caught by CM security staff.

Later, police claimed the youth was mentally upset. The incident is considered a major security lapse and an inquiry had been ordered.

Nitish Kumar has done his schooling at Bakhtiyarpur. He is visiting his old Lok Sabha constituencies in Nalanda and Barh daily for the last one week.

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