Patna: As many as 19 of the 37 persons, named
in the FIR relating to the killing of 16 people in Khagaria
district on October one, including alleged mastermind O P
Shah, have been arrested.
"We have so far arrested 19 persons, including O P Shah
and interrogating two to three more persons," Superintendent
of Police Ansuiya Ransingh, who replaced I N Mishra suspended
on the charge of dereliction of duty, told news agencies.
While 12 persons were arrested within two to three days
of the carnage, others were sent to jail yesterday, she said.
Sixteen people, including five teenagers, belonging to
backward classes were gunned down at Amosi Bharen village in
Khagaria district last Thursday night.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar later ruled out involvement
of Maoists in the attack.