Nitish demands CBI inquiry into killing of Rahul Raj

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Gopalganj, Oct 31 (UNI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today demanded a CBI probe into the killing of a job aspirant from the state Rahul Raj in an alleged fake encounter with police in Mumbai recently.

Addressing a public meeting after launching a Rs 10-crore scheme of the state building construction department here, Mr Kumar said the killing of Rahul in an encounter with police in Mumbai was most unfortunate.

''It has raised doubts over the sincerity of the Maharashtra government in discharging its constitutional duty of protecting life and property of the people from other states living there. The case of cold-blooded murder of Rahul by police in Mumbai should be handed over to the CBI,'' Mr Kumar said.

He felt that it would unravel the truth behind the incident and expose the real culprit.

The recent chain of violence against north Indians, in general, and Biharis, in particular, should be inquired by the judicial commission, according to him.

''We are committed towards building a strong and prosperous Bihar with an active cooperation from all sections of the society'', Mr Kumar said adding Biharis had played a vital role in turning Maharashtra into a developed state, apart from promoting Mumbai as the commercial capital of the country.

The Chief Minister maintained that Biharis and people from other parts of the country had every right to earn their livelihood in Maharashtara and the concerned state government would have to ensure the safety and security of such people as implied in the constitution.

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