ihar violence: 212 people arrested, 15 cases registred against accused – The Bihar police on Saturday said that they have arrested 212 people in connection with the violence in the state.
“Attempts were made to disturb communal peace in some areas, however, police acted effectively with the help of central forces,” said police.
SK Singhal, ADG HQ said 15 cases have been registered against the accused.
Days after violence during Rama Navami celebrations, fresh clashes were erupted in Bihar over the vandalism of idol in Nawada on Friday.
Last week, the situation became tense when rioters set ablaze more than 20 shops and pelted stones at those participating in a Rama Navami procession through Nawadih Colony.
Nearly 50 shops near Jama Masjid located on Old GT Road were torched by rioters, while nearly 60 persons, including 20 policemen were injured due to stone pelting by miscreants.
The situation further intensified on Monday, which thereby led to a curfew being imposed in the vicinity.
In recent days, there have been increasing incidents of communal violence in some parts of the state.
On Thursday, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Friday accused Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Chief Mohan Bhagwat of giving training on how to incite riots.
“Mohan Bhagwat recently came to Bihar for 14 days. In these 14 days, he gave training on how to incite riots during Ram Navami. Now people are getting to know about the agenda of his Bihar visit,” claimed Tejashwi Yadav.
Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir has blamed Bihar governments for communal violence in the state on Ram Navami while saying that it was their responsibility to maintain law and order.