New Delhi, Oct 4 (UNI) Bihar police, which has faced criticism over the rising incidence of mob violence and lynching of criminals, today said stringent steps were being taken to curb such attempts.
Bihar DGP A R Sinha admitted here that these incidents of mob violence reflected lack of faith of people in the system as a whole of which police was just a part.
He said strict action had been taken in the recent killing of ten theives in the state. The matter has been sent to the CID for investigation, five to six people have been identified and cases have been registered against them.
Mr Sinha said mob violence reflected society's mentality that to avoid delays in getting justice, killing the criminals was a better option. However, the people should be aware that it was not within their right to kill anyone.
He said the police had launched a campaign to increase awreness against mob violence in the state.
The DGP said recent court order against former MP Anand Mohan and others for inciting mob to kill an official would have a cascading impact and people would realise that they could not get away with such crimes.