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  • Congress demands judicial probe into MLA’s killing

    Published on January 4, 2011

    Terming as “tragic” the killing of ruling BJP MLA Raj Kishore Keshari in Bihar, Congress has demanded that a judicial inquiry should be conducted into the incident.

    “We strongly condemn the killing, it is tragic… a judicial inquiry be ordered into it,” state Congress spokesperson Premchandra Mishra told reporters.

    Had police taken the alleged killer’s complaint of sexual harassment against the MLA seriously, what happened today would have been averted, he said.

    Even the stand taken by Deputy Chief Minister S K Modi on the killing was “not perfect”, Mishra said, adding, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar should order a probe by a sitting or retired judge of the Patna High Court into the incident.

    “An independent probe is also required to ascertain as to under what circumstances the woman was allowed to meet the MLA even after her complaint,” he said.

    The matter is not linked to law and order or security of legislators, but manifestation of anger by a woman who, as it appeared, was deprived of justice, Mishra said.

    Keshari was stabbed to death by the woman at his residence at Purnia when he was meeting visitors Tuesday morning.