Bihar violence: 77 people arrested in Ram Navami violence in Biharsharif

A total of 77 people has been arrested after the fresh clash erupted following violence during Ram Navami celebrations in the state, said police officials on Sunday.

The police officials further urged the citizens to maintain peace and not to pay heed to rumors. “A total of 77 people have been arrested till now. Strict action is being taken against the miscreants. All are requested to maintain peace and not pay heed to rumors,” said Nalanda Police on recent violence in Biharsharif.

Earlier in the day, the Superintendent of Police, Biharsharif, Ashok Mishra, informed that the mortal remains of a person, who died during the violence, were sent for post-mortem.

“A body (of a person who died in fresh violence last night) has been sent for post-mortem. More than 50 people were arrested in raids conducted last night. Till now, 8 FIRs have been registered and additional forces have been deployed,” he said.

While the SP quoted the number of people arrested at more than 50, Nalanda District Magistrate Shashank Shubhankar said more than 80 people were arrested, adding that the situation is peaceful right now.

“Fresh violence erupted at 2-3 places in Biharsharif last night. The situation is peaceful right now. Section 144 is in force, but curfew has not been enforced. Many miscreants were identified and more than 80 people have been arrested in this connection so far,” he said.

Clashes were reported on March 31 in Nalanda’s Biharsharif and Sasaram in Rohtas district where Union Home Minister Amit Shah was scheduled to visit.


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