January 17, 2001,
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Sophisticated arms used in attack: DIG
SAMASTIPUR, Jan 16 (UNI) — Highly sophisticated weapons were used in last night’s attack at Rosera in Samastipur district in which seven persons were killed, the DIG (Darbhanga range), Mr Rajendra Prasad, said today. Claiming that the use of such weapons was unprecedented in the north Bihar district, the DIG said many spent cartridges of AK-47 rifles were seized from the spot. He said prima facie evidence suggested that the outlaws’ main target was the owner of a local bus stand, Murari Singh.
Bharat Shah’s bail
MUMBAI, Jan 16 (UNI) — Adjourning the bail application hearing of Mumbai film financier and diamond merchant Bharat Shah till tomorrow, the Bombay High Court today directed the Mumbai police to produce a copy each of the remand application, the first information report (FIR) and material evidence against the accused.
Samata crisis ends
NEW DELHI, Jan 16 (PTI) — Samata Party rebel Raghunath Jha last night agreed to step down as the chief of the party’s Bihar unit under a compromise worked out by Defence Minister George Fernandes who ruled out the party’s merger with the Janata Dal (U), pulling the Samata back from the brink of a split.