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Patna boat tragedy: Officials found guilty will be ruthlessly dealt with, says NItish Kumar


PATNA: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today announced to initiate tough action against the officials found guilty for the Saturday boat tragedy.

“The government is investigating the incident from all angles. Anyone found guilty will not be spared,” chief minister told the media in Patna today.

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He also declared the government would not tolerate any lapses on the part of the probe team.

Stating he was shocked at the incident, the CM said he had asked to investigate as to at whose level the kite flying festival was organized and how his photographed was used in the advertisement issued by the tourism development without his permission.

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He said the department concerned should have made arrangement to send the people back when they invited them for the festival.

“The entire gamut of negligence on the part of the tourism department will be investigated,” Kumar said, denying any information about the kite flying festival.

He announced from now on no any function would be organized in the diyara (sandy beds of river) areas without the permission of the chief secretary.

At least 25 people were killed when an overcrowded boat sank in river Ganga near NIT ghat in Patna on Saturday evening. Most of the victims were from poor background.

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