LAW AND ORDER
The Kotkhai school girl’s gangrape and murder and killing of forest guard Hoshiyar Singh shook the hill state this year.Drug menace and tree felling are also issues. BJP: Says with CMVirbhadra Singh himself on bail in corruption case, what can be expected from state machinery? Congress: Congress cites previous crime figures in its defence. Virbhadra says, “Crime is common in society but our government has tried to contain it.” CPM: Blames both Congress and BJP for sheltering criminals.