This is what Neelmani, a senior police officer in Bihar, told me in a recent interview.
He said the “Jungle Raj”, which gave the state a reputation for corruption, kidnappings and crime, is coming to an end.
The state’s bad name made me expect the worst. But violent crime such as civilian killings has dropped sharply in the past four years.
When you ask people in the capital, Patna, what they are happiest about now, they often say they can venture out after dark without fear.