Bihar bandh has started against the new Agnipath scheme in army recruitment. State’s student-youth organization AISA-INOS, Rozgar Sangharsh United Front and Army Recruitment Jawan Morcha have announced Bihar Bandh today. Claims of tight security arrangements have been made regarding the bandh. Here, on the very morning of the bandh, mischievous elements became active and set a parked bus and truck on fire in Jehanabad district.
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A police official said that anti-social elements set fire to a parked bus in Tehta Assistant Police Station area. A truck was also parked where the fire was started, due to which it also got burnt. This bandh has also given moral support from many parties.
Here, the administration and the police are looking strict regarding the Bihar bandh. Tight security arrangements have also been made in Patna. Since morning, the District Magistrate and Senior Superintendent of Police are roaming the streets to take stock of the security.
Patna District Magistrate Chandrashekhar Singh said that tight security arrangements have been made in the city. Police forces have been deputed in all suspected areas. He said 170 people have been identified in the untoward incidents on Friday, out of which 46 people have been arrested. He urged the students to protest peacefully.
The Additional Chief Secretary of the Home Department has given orders to deal strictly with the miscreants. Meanwhile, internet service has been suspended in 15 districts of the state for the next 48 hours. Under this, social networking sites have been banned.