Conspiracy behind killing of party MLA: Modi, Thakur

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 21:00

Patna: Bihar Deputy Chief Minister S K
Modi and state BJP president C P Thakur said that there was a
conspiracy behind the murder of party MLA Raj Kishore Keshari
in Purnia on Tuesday.
"We see a conspiracy behind the incident. The police
decided to close the case in the absence of sufficient
evidence," the senior BJP leaders said about Rupan Pathak who
had six months ago alleged sexual harassment against the slain
MLA.

"We have even come to know that she had retracted her
statement under Section 164 of CrPC later," they told a press
conference here.

"We think there are people operating behind a screen
while keeping the woman in front. The police will have to
unravel the truth," they said disapproving of `sensational`
reports that Pathak was a victim of injustice which forced her
to take the step.
Police had probed the case and submitted its final
report, they said.

The leaders claimed that there was also a conspiracy
to ensure Keshari`s defeat in the recently held Assembly
polls, but he received the people`s support to win by an
impressive margin.

Keshari, a four-time MLA, was meeting visitors of his
constituency at his Sipahi Tola residence this morning when
Pathak stabbed him.

The profusely bleeding MLA was rushed to a nearby
hospital but he succumbed to his injuries, doctors attending
on him said.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 21:00

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