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Police team might visit Bihar in connection with encounter deaths

A team of police officials will visit Bihar in connection with the alleged encounter that killed five persons suspected to be involved in two bank robbery cases in the city.

india Updated: Feb 24, 2012 20:56 IST

A team of police officials will visit Bihar in connection with the alleged encounter that killed five persons suspected to be involved in two bank robbery cases in the city.

"A police team will leave for Bihar latest by tomorrow to gather more information on the persons hailing from the state and killed in the incident," a police officer said on condition of anonymity.

In Patna, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said he has directed Director General of Police Abhayanand and the state home department to find out details of the alleged encounter in Chennai in which four persons from the state were shot dead by police.

Meanwhile, the Judicial Magistrate's inquiry into the incident continued for the second day today with Magistrate Geeta Rani visiting the site as well as the hospital where the bodies of the five have been kept.

Officials of Bank of Baroda and Indian Overseas Bank, where the robberies took place recently, were summoned by the Magistrate to identify the bodies.

The National Human Rights Commission issued a notice to the Tamil Nadu DGP, the District Magistrate and the Senior Superintendent of Police to investigate the death of five suspected burglars.

A PIL was filed in Madras High Court seeking a direction to the state government to register a murder case against six policemen, including a Deputy Commissioner of Police, for the killing the five persons.

The petition, filed by advocate and Director of Prisoners' Rights Forum P Pugalenthi, also sought a CBI inquiry into the incident.