Bihar CM Nitish Kumar suspects ‘conspiracy’ behind incident of firing spree in Begusarai | Patna News


PATNA: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Wednesday suspected a well-knit conspiracy behind the incident of firing spree on the national highway in Begusarai district on Tuesday evening, and said, “Someone has deliberately executed this incident.”
“One place where indiscriminate firings were made, the peoples belonging to backward castes reside while another spot is dominant by the people of Muslim community. It shows it has been executed deliberately and in a planned manner,” the CM told media persons in the state capital Patna.

One killed, several injured in separate firing incidents in Bihar's Begusarai

One killed, several injured in separate firing incidents in Bihar’s Begusarai

“Definitely, it is a conspiracy. I have asked the police officers to examine the incident with all angles and also make a thorough probe on the conspiracy angle,” Nitish said on being asked whether there was a conspiracy behind the Begusarai incident.

Asked whether someone has played mischief mainly because of the recent change of the government in Bihar, Nitish said, “All these things will be looked into. It will not be proper to comment on all these things, right now. I have asked the police to look into the incident from all angles.”
One person was killed, and nine others critically injured as two gunmen on a motorcycle went on a rampage in Begusarai district on Tuesday evening, firing indiscriminately at people in crowded areas. The gunmen are yet to be identified, Begusarai district police said on Wednesday.

Around 5 pm on Tuesday, the gunmen arrived on a motorcycle at Malhipur Chowk in Begusarai town and opened fire targeting shops in the busy area, police said. Panicked people started running for their lives, while shopkeepers fled leaving shops open. The miscreants then went to Barauni Thermal Chowk, Barauni, Teghra, Bachchwara and Rajendra Bridge, and continued firing at people. A 30-year-old man, Chandan Kumar, was killed and nine others were critically injured in the mayhem, Begusarai SP Yogendra Kumar said.
Responding to a query on the unprecedented incident of firing spree, Nitish said he already held a meeting with senior police and civil officers over the incident and discussed in detail about the incident. “I have already asked the police officers to examine the incident thoroughly with all possible angles,” the CM said.
Nitish also said he held a meeting over the law and order situation with top officers of the home and police departments just a few days ago and directed the officials to take all necessary steps to maintain law and order across the state. I had also asked the officers to take actions against the law breakers as per the existing laws. “I have been issuing such instructions from time to time,” the CM said.





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