77 held in connection with Bihar Sharif riots, normalcy restored


A total of 77 people have been arrested in connection with the communal violence that erupted in Bihar Sharif town in Nalanda district during Ram Navami celebrations in the state, police officials said on Sunday.
Bihar Police, in a tweet on Sunday, said, “The police officials further urged the citizens to maintain peace and not pay heed to rumours.” A total of 77 people have so far been arrested by the district police as part of its investigation into the matter. Strict action is being taken against the miscreants. All are requested to maintain peace and not pay heed to rumours,” said Nalanda Police on recent violence in Biharsharif.
The police dismissed rumours that are doing the rounds on social media about the rising tension in the area. The police urged the people not to pay heed to any such rumours.
A senior officer of the Bihar Police said, “Probe is on to nab other miscreants also responsible for Ram Navami violence amid prevailing tension in the area.”
Police said that a prohibitory order under Section 144 Crpc is in place in Bihar Sharif after fresh clashes broke out on Saturday night.
The state police had on Saturday arrested 45 people in connection with communal riots at Sasaram and Bihar Sharif that erupted during the Ram Navami festivities. Vehicles, houses, and shops were torched, and several people were injured in communal flare-ups reported in both towns.
In Sasaram, the district administration ordered the imposition of a prohibitory order under Section 144 Crpc on Friday afternoon after a re-eruption of clashes that first broke out the previous evening.