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Fresh investigation ordered in kidnapping case

Written by: Staff

Patna, Dec 5 (UNI) Patna High Court today directed Additional Director General of Police(ADG) D N Gautam to file investigation report of a case pending against JD(U) MP Prabhunath Singh by December 18 relating to kidnapping of a witness .

During hearing of a petition, a division bench of the court comprising Justice Aftab Alam and Justice Samrendra Pratap Singh directed Mr D N Gautam to get the case investigated by deputy inspector general of police of Saran range under his supervision.

The petition was filed by one Harendra Rai who alleged that his mother Lalmuni Devi, a witness in a murder case pending against Mr Singh, was kidnapped by him and his associates on October 24, 2006. A case in this connection was lodged in a court of Chhapra.

Ms Lalmuni Devi was however, later released by the kidnappers.

Earlier during the hearing of the case , Ms Lalmuni Devi had appeared before the bench and narrated the sequence of events about her kidnapping.

During the day, state Advocate General P K Shahi submitted the report of the case in the court which was investigated by Saran DIG and subsequently supervised by ADG D N Gautam. Dissatisfied with the report, the court directed Mr Gautam to get the matter thoroughly investigated by the DIG of Saran.

The bench also directed the High Court administration to send the report of Mr Gautam to Bhagalpur court where the murder case is pending against the JD(U) MP.


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