Some nuisance being cooked up against them in J& K: Nitish

Expresses serious concern over the series of killings of Bihari in J & K

Patna: Apparently annoyed with the killing of Biharis by the terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today raised the issue of safety and security of Biharis residing in J & K and asked the Lieutenant Governor of the state Manoj Sinha to make proper security arrangements to prevent any attack on Bihari residing in J & K.

Nitish Kumar alleged that Biharis were being deliberately targeted by the militants. He smells
some nuisance being cooked up against Biharis to scare them and chase them away from there.

The outsiders working in Jammu and Kashmir were being targeted. 

 Nitish Kumar said Sundays incident was the third one and the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha Sinha assured that he was looking into the the details of the incident and was minutely analysing its every aspect.

Bihar CM expressed serious concern over the modus operandi adopted in the Sundays incident in which the terrorists bargad into the house of  Bihari people and fired indiscriminately at them killing two of them on the spot.

He said that the manner in which the incident took place indicate something was being conspired against Bihari visiting there for work.

He said that the people were free to move anywhere in the country for the purpose of livelihood and added that the people belonging to the poor class went to Jammu and Kashmir for the purpose of their earning.
He said innocent people were killed there, was a matter of concern and need a thorough probe. 

He hoped that the government in Jammu and Kashmir will be cautious and ensure proper security arrangements to prevent any such attack on Bihari residing in its territory.

He said that the Jammu and Kashmir administration will also look into the reason behind the incident ,whether the Bihari visiting the state were being targeted deliberately to scare them and chase them from there.

The Chief Minister expressed confidence that Jammu and Kashmir administration would remain alert and take serious steps to prevent such offences in future.

Expressing deep sorrow over the incident Mr Kumar assured to provide all possible assistance to the victim families and maintained that one of the victims body was brought here last night and arrangements were being made for others too.

The senior authorities of Bihar were in constant contact with their counterparts in Jammu and Kashmir to make the arrangements for those who wish to return.

The authorities have also been asked to make arrangements for providing assistance to such people.

Earlier Mr Kumar had announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to the kith of each deceased belonging to Bihar who were killed by the terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir yesterday.