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Bihar mid-day meal: Case filed against CM, education minister

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Chhapra, July 23, 2013
First Published: 17:35 IST(23/7/2013) | Last Updated: 17:38 IST(23/7/2013)

The court of chief judicial magistrate on Tuesday admitted a complaint case filed against chief minister Nitish Kumar, education minister PK Shahi, Saran district magistrate and the headmistress of Gandman primary school, Masrakh in connection with the mid-day meal tragedy, which claimed 23 lives on July 16.

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The court directed Masrakh police station in Saran, 25 kms from Chhapra district headquarters, to lodge an FIR and tag it with another case lodged by Akhilanand Mishra, father of a victim, Ashish.

Shashiranjan Pathak, advocate, had lodged a complaint case against the four.

In his complaint, he said that the headmistress and the block education had been apprised of poor management of mid day meal in the school, but no corrective measures were taken. 

"The tragedy was a result of gross negligence," he added.


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