Jail doctor murder: Nitish transfers top officials
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Last Updated: Tuesday, May 31, 2011, 18:59
Patna: Admitting that it was a serious lapse on the part of the jail administration, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday ordered the transfer of two top officials in connection with the murder of a doctor by the inmates of a Gopalganj jail.

"It is a serious lapse on the part of the jail administration...there are several flaws cited in the inquiry report," Kumar told reporters.

"I have taken the matter seriously and acted tough on the basis of the inquiry report of principal secretary (Home) Amir Subhani into the killing of a doctor in Gopalganj jail by inmates," he said.

Anand Kishore would be the new IG (Jail) replacing Ramesh Lal while Pankaj Kumar would be the new district magistrate of Gopalganj in place of Pankaj Kumar Pal.

Kumar said the state government would provide a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the bereaved family. "The state government will also ensure full salary to the widow of the doctor upto the age he would have retired had he not died in harness," he said.

Subhani submitted his inquiry report to the chief minister last evening.

Buddhadev Singh was assaulted on Sunday by jail inmates after he went inside to attend a patient.


First Published: Tuesday, May 31, 2011, 18:59

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