Ranvir Sena chief`s body taken to Patna

The killing of Ranvir Sena chief Brahmeshwar Singh `Mukhiya` in Bihar a day had earlier sparked widespread violence.

Patna: An uneasy calm prevailed in Bihar`s Bhojpur district when the body of the slain Ranvir Sena chief Brahmeshwar Singh alias Mukhiya, was being carried in a procession accompanied by hundreds of people from Ara to Bansghat here, a distance of 40 km, for cremation.

The state was put on high alert since the murder of the Ranvir Sena supremo yesterday and Director General of Police Abhayanand and senior police officials met here this morning and reviewed the situation arising out of the killing, official sources said.

Police patrolling intensified in Ara town, while heavy security bandobast was in place in Bhojpur district to meet any eventuality, the sources said.

A minor trouble broke out when Bihar BJP president CP Thakur and a few BJP MLAs went to Bihta, where the procession stopped, to pay floral tributes to Singh, the sources said.

A few persons in the procession misbehaved with Thakur and pulled him out of his vehicle at Bihta.

They also threw stones on Thakur`s car and Bikram MLA Anil Kumar was reported to have been injured in the stone-throwing, the sources said adding a police vehicle and some media cars were also damaged in the stone-pelting.

The procession had stopped at Bihta, Danapur and Saguna More and blocked busy Bailey road here for some time.

Sena supporters also blocked roads in Bhagalpur and at several places between Ara and Patna and shouted anti-government slogans during the day.

Ranvir Sena Chief was gunned down by unidentified gunmen at a place in Bhojpur district when he was on morning stroll yesterday. The DGP has set up an inquiry headed by a DIG rank officer to probe the case and submit report within a month.

RJD chief Lalu Prasad, LJP president Ramvilas Paswan and state Congress leaders have demanded a CBI inquiry into the murder.