Speedily try incidents of communal violence, Bihar CM directs officials

Speedily try incidents of communal violence, Bihar CM directs officials

PATNA: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has asked the officials to speedily try the incidents of communal violence to curb such cases.

Kumar issued this instruction at a meeting with officials held at the CM secretariat in Patna on Wednesday.

The meeting lasted for over six hours during which the issue of fast-deteriorating law and order situation came in for discussion.

“Why it’s so that the old pockets of communal violence are calm while it has spread to new areas? The officials are required to visit such places and hold meetings with members of peace committees to maintain peace now with Muharram and Dussehra round the corner,” the chief minister told officials.

“There won’t be any comprise with such cases. They must be speedily tried,” the chief minister added.

Incidents of rioting have recorded alarming rise in recent months, astounding the state government.

According to data compiled by the state police, a total of 5,630 incidents of rioting have taken place in the past six months of the current year.

Last year, 11,698 such cases were reported while in 2016, the number of such incidents reported stood at 11,617. In 2015, 13,311 incidents had been reported, as per the police report.

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