Nitish Kumar assures lawful action on remand home issue

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Patna, Mar 12 (UNI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today assured the Assembly of taking lawful action with regard to the alleged prostitution in the women remand home.

Intervening into the noisy scenes created by the RJD members following rejection of their Adjournment Motion, Mr Kumar said he had gone through the related report published in a local newspaper, adding that the recorded version of the victims would be taken into consideration.

Mr Kumar said he would discuss the matter with the concerned authorities to take appropriate action against the guilty persons.

Through his Adjournment Motion, a copy of which was distributed among the mediapersons outside the House, Mr Rajak and other Legislators alleged that the inmates of the women remand home were recently assaulted by the superintendent and other employees of the remand home for refusing to comply with their wishes.

Meanwhile, Speaker Udai Narayan Choudhry directed the treasury benches to take cognizance of the notice moved during Zero Hour by members Kishore Kumar Munna and Gopal Kumar Agrawal.

Both the members, showing a copy of a local daily newspaper, tried to draw the attention of the state government and the Chair towards the news item published in it about ''using the Adivasis as oxen by a landlord at Thakurganj block of Kishanganj district to plough his field.'' UNI RS DPM KLC RL RN1516

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