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Oppn vitiating communal harmony: Bihar CM Nitish

Last Updated: Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 21:55

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar
on Thursday charged the Opposition with vitiating peace and communal
harmony in the state by `intentionally exaggerating` the
police firing at Forbesganj and reassured strict action after
the probe ordered by him is completed.
"All sorts of people from everywhere in the country
have rushed to Forbesganj to make political capital out of
the incident by needlessly exaggerating the issue," Kumar told
a conference hosted by the JD(U) minorities front.

He urged people to guard against those "out to stoke
communal disharmony in the state" and said that as long as he
was in power there would be no injustice to any section of the

Apparently rattled by attacks on his secular
credentials in the wake of the police firing at Forbesganj on
June 3 in which four Muslims were killed and many others
injured, Kumar said he does not want a certificate from
Enumerating the measures taken by his government with
regard to the incident, he said while Home Secretary Amir
Subhani and Additional Director General of Police Headquarters
Rajyavardhan Sharma are investigating it, a judicial probe has
also been ordered.

The government will take prompt action against those
involved in the police firing after the judicial probe is
over, Kumar said.


First Published: Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 21:55
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