Lucknow: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Sunday that strict action will being taken in the case regarding the killing of a journalist (Siwan bureau chief of Hindi daily Hindustan, Rajdeo Ranjan) in his state.
Nitish said in Lucknow while addressing an event over total prohibition of liquor, "We all are deeply saddened and concerned about some incidents that took place. Strict action is being taken."
"We won't rest until all those responsible are brought to justice," he added.
At the same time, Kumar pointed out, "But overall number of crimes and road accidents have come down significantly (after prohibition of liquor)," as per ANI.
During his day-long visit here, senior office bearers of some journalist unions met him and handed over a memorandum demanding immediate action against the guilty.
Demanding Rs 25 lakh as compensation to the kin of the slain journalist, an Indian Federation of Working Journalists (IFWJ) delegation said one of the family members should be given a government job, as per PTI.
Three persons have been detained for questioning in connection with the murder on May 13 night and preliminary probe suggested that the killers were disturbed by the news stories of Ranjan.
(With Agency inputs)