Steps to protect SC/ST people from atrocity: Nitis



Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said all steps were being taken to ensure that people belonging to scheduled caste and tribe were not subjected to any atrocity.

"We are firm in our resolve to rein in atrocities on SC/ST people. We have taken all steps to ensure that they do not face any atrocity," Kumar told a meeting held to review state-wide vigil and monitoring of cases under Prevention of SC/ST Atrocity Act here.

"If a matter is reported, police should take immediate and effective steps so that a speedy trial is possible for the conviction of the perpetrators," he said.

He asked the officials of Revenue and Land Reform department to effectively review distribution of government land to the SC/ST beneficiaries and ensure that no no injustice was done.

Stating that there was proposal to set up one SC/ST police station in every district by the end of current fiscal, he said now ten such police stations were in operation.

PTI