Patna: A case has been lodged against eight members of a panchayat, a village executive, in Bihar's Kishanganj district for asking a girl, who was raped, to take Rs.50,000 and undergo an abortion, police said Monday.
The axe fell on senior police officers of Bhojpur district with Superintendent of police and Sub Divisional Police Officer issued transfer order in the wake of alleged beating up two leaders of the JD(U)'s student wing for trying to climb the dais during former chief minister Nitish Kumar's 'Sampark yatra'.
Bihar Police has launched anti-Naxal operation amid intelligence inputs that Maoists from Jharkhand were shifting base to the state to escape the security dragnet in the wake of impending state assembly polls there.
Bihar is the latest convert to pepper balls and rubber bullets to minimalise casualties in police firing to control and disperse violent mobs. It's part of the modernisation process of the force and in line with the practice across the developed world.
A special court in Bihar has ordered the release of two suspects in the October 2013 Patna serial blasts as the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has failed to file a chargesheet against them, police said Tuesday.