Two people arrested and case against 14 others in attack on CM

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Biharsharif, Feb 9 (UNI) The police today arrested two people and registered cases against 14 others in connection with yesterday's attack on Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar during his visit to Nalanda with former President A P J Abdul Kalam.

Official sources here tonight said that following the order of a magisterial inquiry into the incident by the Chief minister last evening, Nalanda police swung into action and took two people into custody and lodged cases of unprovoked attack and throwing of stones on the Chief minister.

Mr Kumar sustained head injuries when a group of angry villagers protesting against the alleged inadequate compensation paid by the state government following the acquisition of their land for the establishment of the Nalanda International university.

As soon as the former President and the Chief Minister reached Nalanda near the site of the ruins of the ancient university in the same name, about 65 km from here, for a tour of the site for the proposed university,the protesting villagers started shouting slogans against Mr Kumar and demanded a higher compensation package.

In a bid to listen to the villagers' demand and try to redress their grievances as the Chief Minister started talking to some of their representatives, a few of them started pelting stones on him.

''I was hit by six to seven stones and one of them even hit my temple causing severe pain'', the Chief Minister later told newsmen here and added that the doctors even advised him for an imediate CT Scan to asses the possible internal haemorrhage.

As conceptualised by Dr Kalam, the Bihar govenment has decided to play the role of a facilitator in the setting up of ''Nalanda International university'' as a global centre of study by next year at an estimated cost of Rs 80 crores.


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