Attack on Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's convoy: 19 arrested, investigation on
At least 19 people have been arrested in connection with the attack on Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's convoy yesterday.
PATNA: The Bihar Police on Saturday arrested at least 19 people in connection with the attack on Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's convoy yesterday.
''At least 19 people have been arrested in connection with the attack on Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's convoy yesterday.
Further investigations are underway,'' Anand Kishore, Commissioner, Patna Division, said.
The state government had on Friday formed a team to investigate the attack on the Bihar CM's convoy.
Patna Zonal Inspector General Nayyar Hasnain Khan and Patna Divisional Commissioner Anand Kishore were included as the members of the investigating team.
On Friday, Nitish Kumar's convoy was pelted with stones during a 'Samiksha Yatra' in Buxar's Nandan village.
According to reports, the people of Nandan village wanted the Chief Minister to visit the Dalit basti which led to a disagreement followed by stone pelting.
While the Chief Minister escaped unhurt, two security personnel in the convoy were injured.
The convoy continued moving towards its destination where the chief minister launched 168 schemes involving an expenditure of Rs 272 crore before addressing a public meeting.
Nitish Kumar is on a state-wide tour since December 12 to take a stock of state government's development schemes over the years.
Earlier this month, Kumar had restrained policemen from going after a group of youngsters who waved black flags at his public meeting in Saharsa district.
(With Agency inputs)