Patna: An enormous fireplace broke out on the state Secretariat right here, ensuing within the destruction of recordsdata, data and paperwork of the Bihar Rural Growth Division, even because the opposition RJD on Tuesday smelt a conspiracy to “destroy evidence of scams during the NDA rule”.
In accordance with fireplace official, the blaze broke out round 11.30 pm on Monday on the bottom flooring and steadily unfold to the primary flooring of the constructing. The hearth was ultimately doused on Tuesday after nearly 15 hours.
“The fire broke out on the ground floor. As the Secretariat has its own fire brigade, fire tenders were pressed into service to douse it. However, the fire was intense and we had to sent one dozen more fire tenders to the spot. They continued with firefighting till around 1.30 pm on Tuesday,” mentioned a spokesperson for the Patna fireplace service.
“The firefighters faced huge difficulties due to intensity of the fire. In the absence of access, dousing of the flames on the second floor was extremely challenging for them. No loss of human life was reported but we believe damage to properties and important documents of the Bihar government,” he added.
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In the meantime, Rashtriya Janata Dal cried foul. Celebration spokesman Chitranjan Gagan claimed that “it is a criminal conspiracy to destroy official documents and records”.
“The fire did not break out but someone intentionally lit the fire to prevent unearthing of scams in the future.”
“The leaders of NDA allies Janata Dal-United and BJP have realised that their government will not return to power in Bihar. They are now gripped by fear that scams done during the NDA rule will be inquired into when the RJD returns to power in Bihar. Hence, they have destroyed evidence by lighting the fire in the Secretariat building,” Gagan mentioned.
He claimed that the NDA authorities led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was concerned in over 60 scams, together with the Srijan rip-off in Bhagalpur.