Earlier in the day, Kumar said that he had instructed the officers to remain vigilant. One person died while nine others sustained injuries in separate firing incidents at different locations on Tuesday in Bihar’s Begusarai.
Following the incidents, Bihar Police on Wednesday suspended seven police officials. Addressing media persons, Additional Director General of Police (HQ) Jitendra Singh Gangwar said, “Prima facie, our patrolling party was on the streets. Still, they either could not stop the criminals or could not do the checking. In this connection, seven police officials have been suspended with immediate effect.”
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Asked about the attackers, ADG Gangwar said CCTV footage captured the assailants and police are verifying their identities. He said some people have been detained and police are questioning them.
Meanwhile, hitting out at the state government, former Union minister and BJP national spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said, “I was trying to set up industries in Begusarai but now bullets are being fired like terrorists in Punjab and Kashmir. So many people have been shot and injured. This is a big incident in Bihar. The morale of criminals is increasing in Bihar and people will not forgive those who boost the morale of criminals.”The BJP leader said these kinds of incidents will defame the image of the state and asked the Bihar government which direction the state has been going.”What will be the image of Bihar in the country? Nitish Kumar needs to check this situation,” Hussain said.
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