News in Brief
Patna: Special task force personnel oxn Tuesday picked up five persons from Rajapur under Buddha Colony police station on the charges of duping people of offering them jobs in government organisations.
enior police officers said the five — identified as Jayant Kant Kumar (Rajabazar), Abhishek (Naubatpur), Rupesh Kumar (Naubatpur), Dharmendra Kumar (Sheikhpura) and Ranjan Kumar (Rajabazar) — used to advertise vacancies in newspapers and extort the applicants.
Jail for graft
Patna: Special vigilance judge R.C. Singh on Tuesday sent former Kathiar block agriculture officer Ram Bachan Singh to one-year rigorous imprisonment in connection with a bribery case.
Gopalganj: The body of one Tunna Prasad (20), son of ward councillor Shobha Devi of Larauri village under Sidhwalia police station in Gopalganj district, was found by the police at Pachrukhi in Siwan district on Tuesday.
Buxar: Art, culture and youth affairs minister Sukhada Pandey inaugurated Vishwamitra Mahotsav here late on Monday evening. Several events are being organised to showcase the state’s cultural and heritage values.
Patna: Chief minister Nitish Kumar sent birthday wishes to President Pranab Mukherjee on his 77th birthday.