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Bhagalpur riots: Bihar govt to reopen cases against indicted officials
Anana Mohan Sahay in Patna | November 27, 2007 13:54 IST
No action has been taken against the indicted officials, including nine senior IAS and IPS officers, till date. A number of gazetted and non-gazetted state government officials, most of them policemen, were also indicted for the riots.
"All the cases against the indicted officials will be reopened for fresh investigation," a senior official in the state Home Department told rediff.com.
The state government's decision will be welcomed by the victims of the riot, who have waited 18 long years for justice.
Soon after coming to power, Nitish Kumar constituted a commission headed by Justice (retired) N N Singh to reinvestigate riot cases that were closed by the police for lack of evidence.
The N N Singh Commission submitted its first interim report to the state government a few months ago. On the basis of the report, the government re-opened 29 cases for investigation.