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Anti-Assamese violence: Top officials shunted

November 15, 2003 15:13 IST

Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi on Saturday transferred the district magistrate and the police superintendent of Munger for their failure to contain violence against Assamese train passengers.

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Several Assamese passengers were assaulted in the past few days by students at Katihar, Jamalpur and Kishangunj stations in Bihar after some candidates from the state were prevented from appearing for a railway recruitment test at Maligaon in Assam on November 9.

"Violence won't be tolerated at any cost...people of all states are like brothers and what happened at Jamalpur station in Munger district against Assamese travellers and those from other north eastern states was the result of utter failure of
the administration to handle the situation," the chief minister told reporters after a meeting with senior officials.

"I have ordered immediate transfer of Munger's DM Gautam Goswami and SP M R Naik," she said.



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