LJP Seeks CBI Probe in the Laxmanpur Bathe Massacre Acquittal

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Patna: The Dalit Sena of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) in Patna on Tuesday took out a rally against the recent acquittals of 26 men accused in the 1997 Laxmanpur Bathe massacre in Bihar that had left 60 dalits, including many women and children, dead.

The march began at the Income Tax Roundabout and ended at the R-Block where party leaders accused Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of influencing the High Court in overturning an earlier judgment by a lower court.

"It is due to the politics of Nitish Kumar, all those who were earlier convicted to either die or spend their rest of the lives in prisons, were acquitted by the Patna High Court, Sena state president Anil Kumar Sadhu said.

Demanding a CBI probe in the High Court's decision, Sadhu said that it was incumbent upon the Chief Minister to explain who butchered these people on the fateful night of February 1, 1997.

"These people didn't kill themselves so if those 26 accused in the case did not butcher them then who carried out this massacre? Nitish Kumar owes an explanation to the families of the victims and to the people of Bihar," party spokesperson Rohit Kumar said.

Accusing the Chief Minister of fooling dalits by categorizing them in the new 'Mahadalit' category, Kumar said that the dalits of Bihar would never forgive the Chief Minister for his politically-driven social agendas that benefitted no one but himself.

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