Patna (Bihar) [India], Feb 26 (ANI): Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, Sushil Modi, on Monday assured strict action against the main accused in the Muzaffarpur hit-and-run case, in which nine children lost their lives. Also Read - Bihar News: Congress MLA Santosh Mishra's Nephew Shot Dead in Rohtas

Speaking to ANI, Modi said that the government will adopt no leniency, irrespective of the affiliation of the accused. Also Read - Bihar: 6 Killed, 3 Injured in Road Accident in Katihar's Kursela

“No question of saving the person because of relations with Bharatiya Janata Party or Rashtriya Janata Dal. I called Muzaffarpur Superintendent of Police yesterday and said strictest action should be taken,” Sushil Modi told ANI. Also Read - Bihar Board Class 10 Students Vandalise Properties at Patna's Boring Road After Social Science Paper Is Cancelled

Nine children were killed and 24 others were injured on Saturday when a car rammed into a government school building at Ahiyapur in Muzaffarpur.

“Innocent children were killed & there is no bigger crime than this,” added Sushil Modi.

Earlier on Monday, Bihar police confirmed that the accused driver had been identified. However, they have not yet confirmed if the car belonged to a BJP leader as alleged by the state opposition leader, RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav

Meanwhile, acting on the complaint filed by the victims’ family members, an FIR against the accused has been registered under relevant sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC). (ANI)

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.