Buoyed by success of round-the-clock hi-tech surveillance system in Beur jail here, the Bihar government is preparing to install Prison ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system in rest 56 jails starting November.
The Central Bureau of Investigation Friday launched an operation to nab Mohammed Javed, a suspect in the murder of Siwan based journalist, Rajdeo Ranjan in May. Prime suspect in the murder of Mr Ranjan, Mohammed Kaif, is already in judicial custody after he surrendered on September 21.
Additional District and Sessions Judge of Siwan Ajay Kumar Srivastava, who had awarded life imprisonment to controversial RJD leader Mohammad Shahabuddin in a murder case, has been transferred to Patna.
The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on Friday held protest demonstrations in Siwan, the home district and stronghold of Mohammad Shahabuddin after the former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP from Bhagalpur was released from jail after 11 years.
BJP today termed as "well planned strategy" of the Nitish Kumar government to ensure release of RJD strongman Mohammad Shahabuddin from jail and said it would stage dharna across in Bihar on September 14 to protest against it.
With 19 more deaths, the number of lives lost in the Bihar floods today touched 198, even as the water levels of swollen Ganga started receding at many places in the state, except in Kahalgaon in Bhagalpur district where the river is flowing above the danger mark.