Mah Chief Sec begins probe in Rahul shoot out case

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Mumbai, Nov 1 (UNI) Maharashtra Chief Secretary Johny Joseph, who has been appointed by the state government to inquire into Bihar youth Rahul Raj's shoot-out in a BEST bus, today began his probe by visiting the site of the encounter at Bail Bazar area of suburban Kurla.

Mr Joseph, who was accompanied with high level state officials and local MLA, Nasim Khan, also entered into the bus in which the shoot out took place and inspected the bus from various angles.

He had also met the driver, conductor of the bus, police officers, who were involved in the shoot out and the passengers, who were occupying the bus on the fateful day, and statements were recorded.

Speaking to mediapersons after the visit, Mr Joseph said that in this regard he would submit the report to the government within two weeks' time and accordingly the government would act upon it.

Earlier, Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh had ordered a probe into the shoot out of Rahul in view of the demands of Bihar leaders, including Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and other parliamentarians, who have been crying foul over the gunning down of Rahul by police.

Rahul, a resident of Patna in Bihar, had allegedly held a BEST bus captive at pistol point.

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