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Bihar vows speedy trial against Bhagalpur riots accused

india Updated: Jan 13, 2007 16:26 IST
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The Bihar government said on Saturday it will conduct speedy trial against a prime accused in the 1989 Bhagalpur communal riots in which more than 1,000 people were killed.

A senior police officer said the court would hold speedy trial against Kameshwar Yadav from February 7 to 16. He is charged with killing a Muslim shop owner with the help of his associates during the riots.

The police said the government would hold similar trials against others accused in the riots.

Charges were framed on Tuesday against Yadav in the Bhagalpur additional district and sessions court on the basis of a chargesheet. The police had earlier closed the case against him, citing lack of evidence.

Yadav's case is one of 27 cases reopened last year after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ordered a fresh probe into the riots. The police have already filed chargesheets in 18 cases.

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