Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has taken strong exception to the Delhi Police arresting youths in Bihar without transit remand and has written to the Home Minister. Taking up the matter during the Assembly session,Nitish said: We do not often get to know where the Delhi Police are picking youths. This is not fair. It is also unfortunate that investigating agencies use terms such as Bihar module,as terror knows no geographical boundary.
Incidentally,Nitish is among those opposed to National Counter Terrorism Centre,an overarching terror body,in its present form.
Sources said that Home Ministry had to intervene with the Bihar government in one of the recent terror arrests. The Bihar Police had been referring to CrPC provisions that said a suspect had to be produced before the nearest court after arrest. The Delhi Police,however,insisted on provisions of one being produced before a court within 24 hours of arrest,excluding travel time.
An MHA official said: Police teams from outside come with due warrant of arrests and inform local police.We have to move fast.