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High Court seeks detailed report on kidnapping

Written by: Staff

Patna, Jul 6 (UNI) Patna High Court today directed the Bihar government to file an Action Taken Report (ATR) by July 11 giving details of steps being initiated against kidnappers.

A division bench of the court comprising Chief Justice Dr J N Bhatt and Justice Shiv Kirti Singh issued the directive to state government to file the ATR, providing details of categories of the accused in kidnapping cases.

The directive came during hearing of a public interest petition.

Meanwhile, the bench directed the Registrar General of the High Court to seek report from all the district courts of the state about the pending cases against the kidnappers by July 11.

Earlier, the court was informed that 4981 accused in different categories of kidnapping cases were still at large despite concrete evidence against them.

While hearing another case, the same bench directed the Health Secretary and and Superintendent of Patna Medical College and Hospital to ensure round the clock presence of the doctors in different wards of the hospital.

The court also directed the concerned authorities to comply with its earlier order of rectifying the mismanagement of the hospital.

They had been directed to file an affidavit in this connection by July 11.


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