Patna, Feb. 11: Two police officers of Rajgir in Nalanda have been suspended in connection with the attack on Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar at Philki village on February 8, 2008.
Patna inspector-general Rajyavardhan Sharma today issued the suspension orders on an officer in charge and an inspector of the Rajgir police station, Pramod Rai and G.N. Rai, respectively.
The charges were that the personnel failed to provide prior information regarding a section of villagers, who were irked by the land acquisition process being conducted for the proposed Nalanda international university. The administration emphasised that that the personnel should have informed the police headquarters before the VIP visits.
A section of villagers had attacked Kumar with mud clods in course of his visit to the site of the proposed international university at Nalanda along with the former President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
The principal home secretary, Afzal Amabullah, visited the mishap site yesterday to probe into the incident. The suspension of the two police officers is believed to have been executed on Amanullahs report.
Sources in the secretariat also revealed that the district magistrate of Nalanda, Anand Kishore, too, is likely to be the replaced by Vandana Preyasi. More suspensions may follow in the police force in connection with the attack.