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Lawyer arrest case

Patna: State human rights commission chairperson Justice S.N. Jha on Thursday called for a report from the home department principal secretary and Samastipur district magistrate within two weeks on a complaint regarding arrest and alleged illegal detention of an advocate. awyers across the state stayed away from work on Wednesday to protest against the detainment.

Suspects

Patna: Bittu Kumar and Ranjan Kumar — the accused in the murder of 10-year-old Rishikesh — were forwarded to judicial custody on Thursday.

Order

Chhapra: Patna High Court has cancelled the contractual appointme-nts of 22 teachers of Basa-hia panchayat under Panapur block of Saran .

Judgment

Chhapra: Chief judicial magistrate Anil Kumar Jha on Thursday awarded five years’ rigorous imprisonment to Krishna Prasad and Arun Prasad for stabbing one Anil Kumar of Samhota village in 2007.

Civic poll

Patna: Election to ward number 39 of Patna Municipal Corporation has been postponed till the next notification by the state election commission. The decision was taken in wake of Patna High Court instructions in a case filed by former mayor Sanjay Kumar.

Rebel in net

Sasaram: A Maoist activist, Sudarshan Bhuian, alias Gupta, was arrested during a combing operation in Karbandaria forest in Rohtas district on Thursday.

Arrest

Patna: The alleged kingpin of a fake currency racket was arrested at Forbesganj in Araria district on Thursday.

Grief

Patna: Chief minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday expressed grief at the death of JP Movement leader and social activist Nutan.

Drown

Patna: Kaushik Kumar, 12, drowned while swimming at Moin-ul-Haq Stadium on Thursday.