Nalanda: 6 police officials, 14 constables removed

Last Updated: Friday, September 16, 2011 - 20:31

Biharsharief: Two days after police
lathicharge in Nalanda, Bihar government on Friday removed the
Station House Officer and five other police officials, besides
14 constables and 10 home guards posted in Noorsarai police
station in the district.

"We have ordered SHO Awadhesh Kumar Singh, three
sub-inspectors, two assistant sub-inspectors, 14 constables
and 10 home guards to report to the police line," ADG (HQ)
Rajyavardhan Sharma, tasked by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to
hold an inquiry, told reporters here.

"We have also ordered registration of FIR against the
constable and home guard already suspended in connection with
the incident", Sharma said after visiting the spot and meeting
the injured at a government hospital here.

The Investigating Officer of the case has been changed
and Inspector of Bihar sharief with the assistance of four
sub-inspectors would probe the case, he said.

Further action would be taken after the inquiry
report, Sharma said.

Earlier during the day, senior RJD leader Abdul Bari
Siddiqui demanded a CBI probe into the incident as he alleged
that since police used batons in the presence of senior police
officials, no probe other than CBI would be fair to book the
culprits.

Over 12 people, including women, were injured when
police used batons to disperse a mob which indulged in stone
pelting, arson and road blockade near Noorsarai police station
to demand rescue of missing judicial secretary (panchayat)
Reena Devi.

PTI



First Published: Friday, September 16, 2011 - 20:31

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