Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said the state government had recommended to the Centre the handing over of inquiry into the killing of a Patna-based transporter to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
After my approval, the state home department has approached the union home ministry for a CBI inquiry into the killing, Kumar told a press conference.
A local transporter, Santosh Tekriwal, was gunned down by unidentified assailants here a fortnight ago.
Denying reports that the traders were shifting their business establishments to other states because of sudden spurt in the incidents of murder, kidnapping for ransom and loot, Kumar said the law and order situation was fully under control.
Excepting for a few incidents of killing and kidnapping after the lok sabha elections in Bihar, which also used to occur in other states as well, no major untoward incident was experienced, he said, adding the state police were alert to rein in the activities of the criminals.
The reported exodus of traders from Bihar to other states is false and misleading, he added.