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Bihar CM seeks CBI inquiry into Mumbai shootout

October 28, 2008 14:50 IST

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation inquiry into the killing of a youth from the state in a police encounter in Mumbai.

Nitish Kumar, who along with Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar [Images] Modi and state National Democratic Alliance convenor and Health Minister Nandkishore Yadav, visited Rahul's residence in Kadamkuan, consoled the bereaved family.

"The Bihar government and the people of the state share the view that a CBI inquiry is necessary to bring out the truth. After all,why was a young man, carrying a countrymade pistol who could have been easily overpowered, shot dead by the police? The people of the state have every right to know," he told reporters at the slain youth's residence.

He also asked the people of Bihar, particularly the youth to exercise restraint and not allow divisive elements like Maharashtra Navnirman Sena leader Raj Thackeray [Images] to succeed in their evil designs.

Referring to an article published in Shiv Sena newspaper Samna in which Rahul was reportedly described as a 'Bihari mafia", Kumar said, "No words are adequate to denounce it. A young man, who had recently completed a diploma in radiology and wanted to pursue a decent career cannot be described as mafia."

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