RJD asks Nitish to order probe into politicians, Naxals nexus

Patna, Jan 29 (PTI) RJD today demanded that ChiefMinister Nitish Kumar order a inquiry into alleged nexusbetween politicians and Maoists in Bihar.

Talking to reporters here, RJD spokesperson ShakeelAhmed Khan said "the Naxalites are being patronised by thepoliticians and the Chief Minister must order a thorough probeinto the nexus".

He said Imamganj, the Assembly constituency of theSpeaker of the state Assembly Uday Narayan Choudhary, was"severely affected" by the ultras and they were receivingpolitical patronage.

"Imamganj is a case which requires an independentinquiry", he said, adding, it was necessary for people toknow who were the leaders giving patronage to Maoists inImamganj and other parts of Bihar.

The RJD leader also demanded that the state governmentimmediately intervene in "police action being taken againstinnocent people under the garb of Naxalites".

He said the recent arrests made in connection with anincident perpetrated by Maoists at Barha village in Gayadistrict was a glaring example.

Khan said his party would launch a protest fromImamganj against the police action from February 5.

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