Patna: Minimum of six people got injured in a violent clash that took place between RJD and BJP workers in Bihar. This incident happened subsequent to the IT raids in connection with alleged “benami” property deals involving RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his family.
“RJD and BJP workers clashed violently by attacking each other with bamboo sticks and pelted stones at each other in which some of them were injured. They also shouted slogans with abusive language against top leaders of the rival party,” a police official said.
The clash took place in front of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state headquarters office on the busy Birchand Patel Marg near the IT square in the heart of Patna.
“The two sides clashed for nearly half an hour in the presence of police officials, who hardly intervened initially and did not use force to control the situation. The police became active only after the situation went out of control,” an eyewitness, who owns a pavement tea shop, said.
After police dispersed the Rashtriya Janata Dal workers, hundreds of angry BJP workers staged a protest by blocking the Birchand Patel Marg, demanding action against RJD workers.