Bihar BJP MP Janardan Singh Sigriwal (File Photo, Image credit: Jansatta)

Bihar BJP MP Sigriwal demands public execution of killers

A day after the killing of the Station Manager of Indigo Airline, Rupesh Kumar Singh, not far away from the high-security zone in Patna the Bharatiya Janata Party MP Janardan Singh Sigriwal on Wednesday demanded that after being caught the killers should be hanged in a public place or roundabout and shot dead (gooli se bhoon dena chahiye).

Talking to the mediapersons he said that in several countries this mode of punishment is very much in practice and if the situation demands so “we should make amendment in our law.”

Sigriwal went to the village of Rupesh in Saran district to pay condolence to him.

Whatever may be Sigriwal’s view the fact in this case—as in several others too—is that the criminals involved in the killing of Rupesh have not yet been caught though almost 24 hours have passed.

The police is searching all the CCTV cameras installed in over three km stretch between Patna Airport and the apartment of Rupesh where he was gunned down on Tuesday evening after he was returning from his office. In between falls official bungalows of the VVIPs, such as Raj Bhawan and CM’s residence and office etc.  

The killing of such a high officer of a private airline has been roundly criticized by the leader of opposition in Bihar Assembly, Tejashwi Prasad Yadav who sought immediate resignation of the chief minister Nitish Kumar.

On the other hand, RJD spokesman, Mritunjay Tiwari, charged the Nitish Kumar administration with sidelining good and efficient officers and posting officers by taking money. How can one think of checking crime in such a situation, he added.

Meanwhile, the ADG (Police Headquarters), Jitendra Kumar, announced the setting up of a Special Investigation Team to probe the matter and nab the criminals.

Twenty-four hours after the killing Nitish Kumar asked the police to immediately arrest the killers of Rupesh.

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