Congress leader Ranjeet Ranjan (File photo)
Congress leader Ranjeet Ranjan (File photo)

Quarantine centres in Bihar 'worse than hell': Cong leader Ranjeet Ranjan

ANI | Updated: May 29, 2020 04:50 IST

New Delhi [India], May 29 (ANI): Senior Congress leader and former Lok Sabha MP from Bihar Ranjeet Ranjan hit out at Nitish Kumar-led government for the FIR against nine migrants who complained of poor facilities at a quarantine centre at Madhepura in Bihar and said that such centres in the state are "worse than hell".
"In times of COVID-19, poor and migrants realised that they have no rights in their own country. Quarantine centres in Bihar are worse than hell. When migrants are asking for their rights, you are lodging a case against them. What kind of justice is this?" Ranjan told ANI.
"Whether you talk about quarantine centre of Madhubani, Supaul, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur or Madhepura, there is no basic facility anywhere in the quarantine centre," she said.
At least nine migrant labourers, who peddled, hitchhiked and walked from as far as Punjab to reach home during the ongoing COVID-19 induced lockdown, have been booked and are facing arrest for complaining about facilities at a quarantine centre in Madhepura.
Migrants were booked under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) on May 20 for allegedly changing their quarantine centre at Ramnagar Mahesh village under Madhepura's Kumarkhand block "without consent of the local authorities". (ANI)

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