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Bihar CM condemns killing of Patna youth by Mumbai cops
October 27, 2008 17:51 IST
Reacting to the killing of the Patna youth Rahul Raj by the Mumbai police inside a bus on charges of intimidating passengers at gun-point, he said the police action appears more than warranted.
"Even if there was a revolver in his hand, the police could have done something targetting his hand. But it does not seem like a situation in which he should have been shot dead," The CM told media-persons in Patna on Monday.
However, justifying the shoot-out, Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil said whoever tries to take law into his hand and terrorise people will be dealt with sternly.
The 23-year-old gun-wielding youth was killed by police in a state transport bus after he was suspected of trying to take the passengers hostage in suburban Kurla.
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