Pat, January 5: A shoe was hurled at Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi during his weekly ‘Jata Durbar’ here on Monday, police said. The shoe missed its target but the man who threw it was arrested. A smiling Manjhi told the media he failed to understand the intention of the man – identified as Amritosh Kumar, a resident of Saran district. “The shoe fell four–five feet from Manjhi but it shocked him. He never expected such an incident,” a police officer told IANS.
Pat Senior Superintendent of Police Jitendra Ra told reporters it was a planned act by the man and he confessed during police interrogation. Amritosh Kumar told police he was fed up and angry as his work was not done despite several visits to the ‘Jata Durbar’. He said Manjhi has not done any development work and was involved in “caste politics”. (IANS)