Protesters in Ludhiana turn violent, vandalise railway station

Though the country remains largely calm, the protests continue in some places.

Punjab Police on Sunday detained about 8–10 persons in Ludhiana after protestors turned violent and vandalized the Ludhiana Railway Station. Protesters had hit the streets to oppose the ‘Agnipath’ scheme and attacked railway station.

According to police officials, they are identifying the miscreants who attacked the railway station on the basis of CCTV footage available. Joint Commissioner of Police (CP) of Ludhiana RS Brar said, “Police immediately took action. Around 8–10 persons have been rounded up. Some people called them and mis

used them. We have videos available and are identifying them.”

Elsewhere in Gujarat, Ahmadabad Police arrested about 14 persons for unlawful assembly. According to police officials, they had assembled without permission to protest against the Centre’s new recruitment policy called ‘Agnipath’. Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Police have arrested 80 persons including owners of nine coaching centres for their involvement in protests against Centre’s ‘Agnipath’ in Aligarh.

In a related development, Bihar Police in Patna have registered an FIR against 170 persons and arrested 70 for their involvement in protests. Police are also investigating possible involvement of owners of over half a dozen coaching centres.