Patna, Nov 1 (UNI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today recommended a CBI inquiry into the murder of a woman who had levelled allegations of rape against ruling JD(U) MLA Anant Singh.
Mr Kumar told newspersons here that after going through the report in a newspaper about the recovery of the woman's body and Mr Singh's alleged involvement in the incident, he directed the Director General of Police to take suitable action.
He had also received information regarding the assault on scribes who had gone to Mr Singh seeking his comments on the episode.
Mr Kumar said a case had been lodged against the MLA who had already been arrested. He assured of an impartial action.
He said as the role of the state government would be questioned in case the state police probed the matter which involved the ruling JD(U) MLA, he had reccomended a CBI inquiry. He also requested Union Ministers from Bihar to use their influence in instituting a central probe.
The Chief Minister said the government had also initiated action and maintained that the law would take its own course.
Condemning the attack on the scribes, he said the health minister and health secretary had been asked to ensure proper treatment to the injured mediapersons and if required they would be sent outside Bihar for better treatment at the government's expense.