Nabbing the killers, a big challenge for police

Massive search operation on, criminals still out of police net

Patna: Taking preventive measures following the killers on wheels wreaked havoc for hours in a 30 Km long area on National Highway 28 in Begusarai claiming one life and leaving 9 injured on Tuesday, the administration sounded alert in the adjoining districts of Begusarai.

The district authorities of adjoining Begusarai district  have been cautioned in view of the rare shootout.

The criminals were still out of the polices net. The administration has released photographs of four suspected killers moving on two motorbikes firing randomly at innocent people. It has also announced Rs 50k cash prize on sharing information about the marauders.
According to Jitendra Singh Gangwar ADGP (HQ) innocent people were shot and the culprits did not even know who they were shooting as they fired randomly while moving by motorcycles. 

Begusarai Police Superintendent Yogendra Kumar who suspended seven police personnel in this connection said that the pillion riders were firing and those driving the motorcycle had covered their faces.

Meanwhile the location of police patrolling parties and vehicles were reviewed and found that petroling was not being conducted by the patroling parties of Bachwada, Theghra, Fulwariya and Barauni Police stations and by the Zero mile, FCI and Chakiya outposts following which the criminals roamed freely in over 30 km long area firing random gun shots and crossed the district borders.

 Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar cautioned his authorities as such incidents may occur any time and at any place. Kumar did not rule out conspiracy angle behind the incident and maintained that all aspects of the bizarre incident were being investigated minutely.

"Begusarai serial firing is the first of its kind", he quipped adding that the reason and the motive behind the ghastly incident was being investigated.

CCTV footages were being examined to identify the criminals who unleashed terror in Begusarai.

Amid a politically sulking atmosphere,Union Panchayati Raj and Rural Development Minister Giriraj Singh reached Begusarai on Wednesday morning where a bandh was called in protest against the incident. Mr Singh visited the native village Thakurchak of Chandan, killed in the serial firing incident and joined his funeral procession. He also visited the injured people.

Demanding resignation from Nitish Kumar on moral grounds, he said that Nitish government has changed the definition of Jungle Raj. He alleged crime has increased since Grand Alliance government led by the chief minister Nitish Kumar came into power.

Challenging Nitish Kumar for issuing statement on the bizarre incident, Mr Singh alleged that the CM was in deep slumber.
The BJP leader said if Nitish Kumar admits the "Jungle Raj", the RJD would throw him out of power.

Union Minister of state for Environment Ashwani Choubey and other senior BJP leaders too demanded resignation from the CM alleging that his so called "Sushasan" has  shattered in the state.