Jharkhand police today ordered a probe into media pictures showing a police officer washing the feet of Lalu Prasad before the RJD Chief went inside a temple while another policeman allegedly carried Lalu's slippers, a senior police officer said here.
"The probe has been ordered by the police headquarters after publication of photographs in newspapers, showing a sub-divisional police officer pouring water from a mug on the feet of Lalu Prasad and another carrying his slippers," the police officer said.
The opposition raised the issue in the Assembly earlier in the day. Lalu, who was released on bail in a fodder scam case on Monday from Birsa Munda Central jail, had been to Deori temple, about 40 km from here, the same day to pay obeisance.
After addressing a press conference yesterday morning, the former Bihar Chief Minister went to Rajrappa temple in Ramgarh, about 45 km from here, where the events allegedly unfolded.