Bus shootout: Probe team named
The Maharashtra government has named a team headed by the Chief Secretary to probe into the incident.india Updated: Oct 28, 2008 19:02 IST
The body of the youth from Bihar who was killed in a shootout with police in a city bus in Mumbai on Monday was flown into Patna on Tuesday after completion of post- mortem even as the Maharashtra government named a team headed by the Chief Secretary to probe into the incident.
The body of 23-year-old Rahul Raj was handed over to his relatives at the JJ Hospital in Mumbai.
On the other hand, the high-level committee headed by Chief Secretary Johny Joseph will probe into the shootout incident inside a BEST bus.
The committee has been directed by Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh to submit its report at the earliest, officials said.
Rahul, who was carrying a country-made gun, was killed at suburban Kurla after he fired indiscriminately and threatened passengers in the bus. The youth had claimed he had come to the city to kill MNS leader Raj Thackeray.
Police yesterday said Rahul was killed after sustaining four bullet injuries. A passenger was also injured after allegedly shot by him.
Meanwhile, Mumbai police's crime branch will conduct an internal inquiry into the shootout, ACP (Crime) Deven Bharti told PTI.
Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh had yesterday said that the DGP and Mumbai police commissioner would inquire into all aspects of the incident including how the armed youth got into the bus and whether his killing could have been avoided.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday visited Rahul's residence in Kadamkuan and demanded a CBI inquiry into the incident.