Agneepath: Five Trains Swaha!

Patna, On Thursday, there was a tremendous uproar in many cities of Bihar in protest against the Agneepath scheme brought for recruitment in the army. For the second day in a row, miscreants took to the streets to protest violently, blocking roads and disrupting train services. Miscreants torched five trains at different railway stations in three districts. In Chhapra district alone, three trains were burnt. Apart from this, two trains were set on fire in Kaimur and Gopalganj. Apart from this, stations were also vandalized and at least 12 trains were damaged by the protesters. A furious mob torched the BJP office in Nawada and also attacked two MLAs.

A large number of youth took to the streets and protested in 17 districts of Bihar in protest against the Agneepath scheme of the Central Government to recruit in the army for a short period of four years. A violent mob of youth attacked the trains and set them on fire. After the attack at many places, the passengers escaped and saved their lives. The biggest impact of the demonstration was in Chhapra district. A passenger train was also burnt in its adjoining Gopalganj district. Several bogies of the train were burnt and the passengers aboard the train somehow escaped to save their lives.

As violence escalated in Arrah, the police used tear gas shells to control the miscreants. In Motihari too, the protesters pelted stones on the train. Due to the violent protests, train services came to a halt after 6.30 am and trains remained suspended for nearly nine hours. The protesting mob attacked two BJP MLAs and even torched the party office in Nawada.

Protesters ransacked the house of BJP MLA from Chapra Sadar Dr. CN Gupta. On the other hand, Warsaliganj MLA Aruna Devi was also attacked in Nawada. Warsaliganj MLA Aruna Devi survived narrowly. The protesters pelted stones at the police in Hajipur. Due to the furious crowd, the police personnel escaped and saved their lives. Trains were also stopped in Jehanabad, Buxar and Nawada on Thursday. In Jehanabad, students targeted Patna-Gaya rail line and stopped Patna-Gaya MEMU passenger train near Jehanabad station.

In Chhapras, Munger and Begusarai, protesters blocked roads and pelted stones at buses. In Begusarai, furious protesters ransacked several buses. One passenger was seriously injured in this attack. Apart from the railway station in Buxar, miscreants blocked the railway track by descending the railway track near Chausa, Dumraon, Raghunathpur stations. When the police lathi-charged the miscreants, they pelted stones. The students also created a ruckus at Ara station. During this, the protesters ransacked many shops.

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