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.
In a huge haul, 1,200 gelatin sticks, 4,225 detonators and 15 kg of ammonium nitrate were recovered allegedly from the possession of a man who was arrested from Karbandiya Chandani Chow area of Rohtas district Thursday.
A total of 176 child labourers, rescued from various handicraft units in Jaipur, were brought to the state capital Thursday by a team of Bihar government officials and members of civil society organisations.
The Bihar Human Rights Commission (BHRC) Tuesday directed the state Home Department to pay Rs 25,000 compensation to the owner of a puncture repair shop, who was illegally confined and assaulted by a Station House Officer (SHO) for demanding repair charges.
In yet another shocking incident, a middle-aged woman was stripped and badly thrashed by some unidentified men in a village in Bihar`s Jehanabad, just 50 kilometres away from the state capital, late on Wednesday night.
Four persons were on Tuesday arrested in connection with a burglary in BJP MP Giriraj Singh`s house in Patna and Rs 1.14 crore cash, 600 US dollars, gold and silver jewellery and six luxury watches purportedly stolen were also recovered from them.