Speedy trial to continue in Bihar - Nitish

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Patna, Oct 8 (UNI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said a speedy trial against criminals would continue and the state government would discharge its constructive role in the mission.

After holding Janata Darbar, Mr Kumar ruled out targetted action against criminals in the name of a speedy trial and told newspersons here that being part of the government it was the responsibility of police to help the prosecution in the disposal of the cases.

Regarding statement of the Home Commissioner Afzal Amanullah about the trial of the cases involving musclemen and politicians, Mr Kumar said the Home Commissioner had been directed to explain the situation.

He said there was a provision for making an appeal in the higher courts by the affected parties. He also said following speedy trial 24 people had been awarded death penalty so far this year, while last year the figure stood at 17.

UNI

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