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20 named as accused in Nawada massacre

July 05, 2004 13:57 IST
Last Updated: July 05, 2004 14:08 IST

Twenty persons, including the private assistant of the Member of the Legislative Assembly from Warsalaganj, Aruna Devi, have been named as accused for the killing of 10 persons at Chakwai village in Nawada district, Bihar, on July 2 night.

The police said today that a first information report was lodged with Warsaliganj police station on July 4 that named 20 persons, including the MLA's assistant Shailendra Singh, and his relative Shravan Singh. Shailendra Singh is also Nawada district president of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, the youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Prominent among others named in the FIR are deputy chairman of Kashichak Block [a set of adjoining villages] Arun Singh and mukhiya of Kutri gram panchayat [head of the Kutri village council] Rajkumar Singh.

Police said intensive raids with the help of central paramilitary forces and special task force personnel were going on but no arrests have been made so far.

The dreaded Akhilesh Singh gang had gunned down 10 people at Chakwai village under Warsaliganj police station of the district on July 2 night. Singh, who at present is lodged in jail, is the husband of Aruna Devi.

Aruna, who had got elected to the assembly as an independent, had joined Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janashakti Party.  



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its very shameful that such incidents are occuring.Thing as sacred as prasad also has been poisoned and 7 innocent children have been killed.All this is ...

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Almost everyday there has been reports of deaths in bihar - all manmade reasons - either due to murders on trains, caste wars, now poisoning ...

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