Bihar police intensify efforts to nab murder-accused JD-U leader

June 13th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS  

Patna, June 13 (IANS) Bihar police have set up a special team to nab Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Vijay Krishna and his son Chanakya, prime accused in the abduction and murder of a Patna businessman whose decomposed body was found floating in the Ganges river two days ago.
Satyendra Kumar Singh, 50, was abducted in the last week of May. His decomposed body was found floating in the river Thursday.

Krishna, a former MP, and his son are absconding.

“Police are doing everything to arrest them and raids are continuing,” Patna Senior Superintendent of Police R. Mallar Vizhi said Saturday, adding the police team could even go outside the state to arrest the two.

Singh’s wife Laxmi Devi and daughter Sweety have demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the killing.

A police officer, requesting anonymity, said the property of Krishna and Chanakya would be attached if they continue to evade arrest or fail to surrender.

A local court issued orders to attach the property Friday.

The Patna civil court Tuesday refused anticipatory bail to Krishna and his son after hearing their petition. The court also directed the police to submit the diary of the case within the next 15 days.

Krishna filed an anticipatory bail petition Monday claiming that he was being falsely implicated.

Singh’s family has alleged that the delay in arresting the accused was due to political “pressure” as the two were considered close to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

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