Family members of the Dalits who were killed in 1999 in Bihar's Arwal district, allegedly by the outlawed, upper-caste militia Ranvir Sena men, are disheartened and devastated over the release of all the accused.
The Bihar human rights panel has recommended Superintendent of Police Amitabh Kumar Das's transfer for writing a letter on the commission's letterhead over Minister Giriraj Singh's alleged links with the outlawed Ranvir Sena.
The banned Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) Sunday owned up responsibility for killing seven people, including a former commander of the outlawed Ranvir Sena, in a landmine blast in Bihar`s Aurangabad district.
The Bihar government has decided to appeal against a Patna High Court order acquitting all 26 accused, 16 of whom were awarded death sentence by a lower court, for the massacre of 58 Dalits in Laxmanpur Bathe village in Jehanabad district 16 years ago.
The Supreme Court today admitted the Bihar government`s appeal against the acquittal of 23 people, allegedly involved in the 1996 carnage of 21 dalits at Bathani Tola in Bhojpur district of the state by Ranvir Sena.
Bihar police on Monday said they will probe the large-scale violence and arson by the alleged supporters of the outlawed Ranvir Sena in Patna on Saturday during the funeral procession of the Sena supremo Brahmeshwar Singh.