An uneasy calm prevailed on Sunday in components of Bihar where violence erupted a day ago throughout a bandh referred to as with the aid of the opposition’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) against the amended citizenship act and the proposed all-India National Register of Citizens (NRC).
On Saturday, clashes broke out in Patna’s Phulwari Sharif, the place over 25 humans had been injured in stone-pelting and firing. Markets and commercial enterprise enterprises in the place remained closed a day later. “The scenario is stressful however underneath control,” said a senior police reputable on circumstance of anonymity. According to Patna senior superintendent of police (SSP) Garima Malik, 40 people along with three ladies have been arrested in connection with Saturday’s violence, and a distinct investigation group has been formed beneath the supervision of town SP (West) Abhinav Kumar to trap keep of the other accused.
“We have received the evidence against the miscreants and they have been identified. As of now, they are absconding however police will arrest them,” Kumar said.
The Patna police have lodged an FIR towards 27 people, such as former deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav, Congress state president Madan Mohan Jha and RLSP president and former Union minister Upendra Kushwaha, for preserving a protest in a limited area.
“There used to be a ruckus on the Dak Bungalow crossing in Patna for the duration of the Bihar bandh known as by way of RJD the day prior to this [Saturday]. A case has been filed towards Tejashwi Yadav, Jagadanand Singh and others,” police said.
Meanwhile, a political tussle broke out over Sunday’s clashes. Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad condemned the violence at some point of the protests, which he said were sponsored through the “tukde tukde gang” and “urban Naxals”.
“I condemn the violence that took region during the RJD’s bandh on Saturday. The cameras of media personnel have been broken at some point of the agitation. I additionally condemn it. It suggests the twin personality of the Opposition, which tries to educate about the Constitution [to us],” he said.
However, RJD’s Jagadanand Singh said the protest was generally peaceful. “There were just two incidents of the crowd breaching decency—one in Patna and any other at Bhagalpur. We do not aid violence of any kind,” he said.
RJD spokesperson Chitaranjan Gagan said the celebration has expelled three of its participants — Tirupatinath Yadav, Miraz Chand and Shahzad—who had been identified among those indulging in vandalism all through the bandh in Bhagalpur district. “While Yadav was the district unit president, Chand headed the adolescence wing in Bhagalpur. Shahzada is an active member of the RJD. The action has been taken in view of their involvement in vandalising an auto rickshaw, in defiance of the party’s strict guidelines that no violence take vicinity throughout the bandh. The party has also determined to pay damages to the aggrieved auto rickshaw driver,” he stated