Law and Order situation is becoming alarming day by day in Bihar. Zero tolerance for crime in Bihar, a slogan given by Nitish Kumar and Sushil Kumar Modi has proved a false claim when a big industrialist and BJP Leader Gunjan Khemka was shot dead on Thursday in broad daylight at the entrance of his cotton factory in the industrial area of Hajipur town in Vaishali district.
BJP leader and industrialist Gunjan Khemka (38) was shot dead by a bike-borne unidentified armed criminal. Khemka’s driver Manoj Ravidas (30) was also injured.
Khemak, whose father Gopal Khemka is also an industrialist in state had just reached his factory in a black SUV bearing BJP’s flag from his residence at Gandhi Maidan in Patna when the incident had taken place around 12 noon on Thursday.
He was the state convenor of small industries cell of BJP in Bihar. The Khemka family owns at least three industries, a school and medical stores in Bihar. The family earlier also owned Magadh hospital, one of the oldest private hospitals in state.
Sources said Khemka had his wife were constantly receiving threat calls from last six months and he had even submitted a complaint at Gandhi Maidan police station in Patna in this connection but no concrete action was taken.
Khemka Family is said to be close relatives of Bihar’s Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi.
Many opposition leaders including Upendra Kushwaha, Madan Mohan Jha gathered on Friday at Khemka’s residence located at Gandhi Maidan, Patna to condole and console his family.
Senior Leader of RJD Shivanand Tiwari said the way Gunjan Khemak was murdered in broad daylight, it has feared businenessmen and industrialists in Bihar. “In this environment, there is no probability of investment coming to Bihar, rather it is likely that investment would not start rolling over,” he said.
He further said that Gunjan was no ordinary businessman. He was well connected to power politics. He was a regional resident of BJP’s cell. He was close to spineless Deputy Chief Minister who closed hands appealed to the criminals to not commit crime. Due to him, he had likely got a prestigious position in BJP. He was constantly getting threat calls. A complaint was submitted to the police. He must have informed the spineless man also. In spite of all that, he was not granted security by the state. About two years back his brother was also attacked with bullets.
“It is shameless to claim good governance in spite of all this. People of Bihar must decide how to deal with such people. Limit is limit,” he added.