Will hold top officials responsible if there is any communal violence in Bihar: CM Nitish Kumar

Kumar said he instructed SPs to monitor the performance of police stations and ensure “scientific investigation” is carried out to solve cases.

Written by Santosh Singh | Patna | Updated: November 22, 2015 3:15 am
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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said district magistrates and superintendents of police would now be held directly responsible if they fail to check communal violence. The CM said law and order would be top priority of his government and that “performance, not face” would be the criteria to judge policing and governance.

A day after being sworn in as chief minister, Kumar conducted a meeting with all divisional commissioners, inspectors, deputy inspectors general of police, DMs and SPs via video conference. State chief secretary Anjani Kumar Singh and DGP P K Thakur were part of the first key law and order meeting.

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Though there was no specific reference to the recent communal tension in Lalganj, Vaishali, Kumar told DMs and SPs: “Law and order problems can take place after the elections at the slightest provocation. But law and order has to be top priority. Police should not spare anyone if caught doing something wrong. I want to make it clear to DMs and SPs that they would be directly responsible for any communal violence in the area. The response time in such cases should be as much time as it takes to reach a spot from the police station.”

Talking to reporters later, he said, “I have made it clear that performance, not face, should be the criteria for top officers to assess performance of (junior) officials. Senior officers must not do supervision only on papers, but should visit the spot as well.”

Kumar said he instructed SPs to monitor the performance of police stations and ensure “scientific investigation” is carried out to solve cases.

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  1. NC Airways
    Nov 21, 2015 at 9:09 pm
    How is this possible ? 58 % of MLAs face criminal charges.
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      Aron
      Nov 21, 2015 at 10:39 pm
      Natish ji Lallu will teach you a lesson. Lallu Jungle raj will soon come. Bihar Is Lallu & Lallu is Bihar
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        Bharat
        Nov 22, 2015 at 12:57 am
        What CM Nitish Kumar has done is the best, provided he does not subscribe to the vote bank politics, in which case law order has to be just upside down. With real law and order vote bank politics cannot work. If he is strict definitely law and order can be restored and it will be very good for even those who constantly break the rules. With constant breaking of rules there is no progress for the state and the country and those who gain initially by breaking rules will also suffer at the end in a Jungle Raj situation.
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          AkbMs
          Nov 21, 2015 at 9:41 pm
          With some criminals at the helm, expecting "law and order" can be a joke. That might be replaced by "in-law's orders"!
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          1. Rohtash Rohtash
            Nov 21, 2015 at 8:57 pm
            Is law-order possible in Bihar..when Laloo has more seats than Nitish Kumar?
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