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4 found guilty of murder

Patna: A Patna court found four persons guilty in the murder case of a former mukhiya on Wednesday. Additional district and sessions judge Dhirendra Kumar Pandey found Gorakh Rai, Sahdev Rai, Sidharth Shankar, alias Banti Gope, and Dhappu Rai guilty of killing Ranjeet Kumar in the Patliputra police station area on August 7, 2008.

The court will pronounce the quantum of punishment on September 25. One of the four accused held guilty in the case, Banti, is a former ward councillor. The court, however, acquitted another accused, Vinod Yadav, alias Vinod Kana, for lack of evidence.

Drug haul

Patna: The drug licensing authority, Patna Municipal Corporation on Wednesday, raided Dhiraj Pharma at Govind Mitra Road (in picture by Ranjeet Kumar Dey) and seized huge quantity of drugs and medicines which were meant for government hospitals. The raid was conducted after thew state drug controller received a tip-off. A team comprising licensing authority officials, drug inspectors and local police conducted the raid. Police have detained some persons in connection with the case. Rakesh Nandan Singh, a senior official of the drug licensing authority said the seized drugs were worth crores in the open market.

Approval

Patna: The state administration on Tuesday posted two IPS probationers, Upendra Kumar Sharma and Satyaveer Singh, as assistant superintendents of police of Bhabua and Nawada. A notification was issued by the Home (police) department about the approval of the election commission.

Accusation

Patna: Samajwadi Party candidate from Sheohar Assembly constituency Jamshed Alam has accused the state administration of double standards. Alam, in a press statement, said that the police officials posted in Sheohar were intimidating the voters of a certain claste and implicating them in false cases.
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