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For the last three days, there is a fierce protest against the Agneepath scheme for recruitment in the army. Security forces have been deployed in Patna to maintain law and order so that the demonstration does not turn violent on Saturday.
Protests took place on Friday for the third consecutive day in different parts of the country against the Agnipath scheme for army recruitment. In Bihar, this demonstration became furious. Where dozens of train coaches, locomotives and stations, BJP offices, vehicles and other properties were torched during the youth protests, following which the police had to shut down internet services in 12 districts.Protest in Bihar, Due to the opposition to the plan here, security forces have been deployed at the Dak Bungalow crossing in Patna. Security forces were deployed to maintain law and order so that the demonstration does not turn violent.Bihar Police) Has been done.
The leaders of the ruling BJP in the Center as well as in Bihar remained on the target of the protesters for the third consecutive day. The protesters attacked the houses of Deputy Chief Minister Renu Devi and BJP state president Sanjay Jaiswal and damaged the car of party MLA Vinay Bihari in Motihari. According to Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Sanjay Singh, the arrests, which were 125 on the previous day, have increased to 320 for the protests against the new scheme of recruitment in the armed forces. He said that the number of FIRs registered in relation to these incidents has now gone up to 60, which is two and a half times the figure of the previous day.
Bihar | Security forces deployed in Patna’s Dak Bungalow Crossing in wake of protests against #AgnipathScheme
Security forces deployed to deal with law&order situation. No problem if protests are peaceful. We’ll take action in case of violence: Ambrish Rahul, City SP Central pic.twitter.com/0fbPE5rIbl
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Internet services suspended in 12 districts, more than 60 train coaches set on fire
“As a precaution, we have suspended internet services in 12 out of 38 districts of the state which have been identified as the worst-affected districts,” Singh said. The East Central Railway (ECR) headquarters at Hajipur in Vaishali district said that 10 locomotives and more than 60 train coaches were set ablaze by the mob. The burnt coaches include practically the entire rake of Vikramshila Express coming from Anand Vihar Terminus and going to Bhagalpur, which was set on fire at Lakhisarai station.
Railway sources and the Lakhisarai administration claimed that all the passengers had disembarked and no one was hurt. ECR’s Chief Public Relations Officer Virendra Kumar said that 214 express, mail and passenger trains had to be canceled and another 78 trains were stopped before the scheduled destination due to the sit-in demonstration.
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