Patna: During the anti-encroachment drive in the Nepali Nagar area of Rajiv Nagar area of Patna district, there has been a clash between the local people and the police. The local people pelted stones at the police. According to the information received, angry people broke the glasses of the JCB machine. Many policemen including SP City (Central) Ambrish Rahul have been injured in stone pelting. The policemen have suffered head injuries. It is being told that none of the policemen has suffered serious injuries. The police also used tear gas shells to control the crowd.
The bulldozer action in Patna turned into a violent clash. Many houses are being demolished through JCB in Nepali Nagar and Rajiv Nagar. There was a face-off between the police and the people. People started pelting stones at the policemen. After this the police started lathi charge and tear gas shells. Many policemen and local people including Patna City SP have been injured in this ruckus.
A video of stone pelting between those opposing the encroachment and the police has surfaced. It is seen in the video that a large number of people are pelting stones at the police. The police are also seen pelting stones in retaliation. It is also seen in the video that people are protesting the action of encroachment by driving tyres.
Tension prevailed in Rajiv Nagar. The police administration and the local people came face-to-face after the order to demolish 70 illegal houses. While a large number of police and anti-riot force have been removed by the administration, local people also stood firm with bricks and stones in their hands. The reason for the displeasure of the local people is that when the houses were being built and the area was being settled, the CO and government employees of the area were sleeping, when the houses were built, bulldozers are being run towards the administration to remove them.