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Nitish seeks CBI inquiry into Rahul Raj's encounter

india Updated: Oct 28, 2008 13:11 IST

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday demanded a CBI inquiry into the killing of a youth from the state in a police encounter in Mumbai.

Kumar, who along with Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi and state NDA convenor and Health Minister Nandkishore Yadav, visited Rahul's residence in Kadamkuan, consoled the bereaved family.

"The Bihar government and the people of the state share the view that a CBI inquiry is necessary to bring out the truth. After all, why a young man carrying a country made pistol, who could have been easily overpowered, was shot dead by the police? The people of the state have every right to know," he told reporters at the slain youth's residence.

He also asked the people of Bihar, particularly the youth to exercise restraint and not allow divisive elements like Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) leader Raj Thackeray to succeed in their evil designs.

Referring to an article published in Shiv Sena mouthpiece 'Samna' in which Rahul was reportedly described as a 'Bihari mafia", Kumar said "no words are adequate to denounce it. A young man, who had recently completed a diploma in radiology and wanted to pursue a decent career cannot be described as mafia."