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ABVP protest in Patna turns violent

March26/ 2015

Patna, March 26: Police opened fire in the air and resorted to a baton charge on Thursday to disperse ABVP members who pelted stones at the police during a protest near the Bihar assembly here against the deteriorating education system, officials said.

Over a dozen policemen, ABVP members and some media persons were injured in the violence. In view of the tension more security forces have been deployed to keep the protesters in control, a district police official said.

The protest turned violent when ABVP activists with saffron flags in their hands started pelting stones at the police and later broke open a gate of the assembly.

“Police resorted to baton charge and opened fire in the air to disperse ABVP members,” a district official said.

Nearly 50 ABVP members have been detained for attacking police and violating Section 144 near the Bihar assembly.

Later some ABVP activists, angered at the police action, attacked members of the public, targeted vehicles and tried to ransack some shops in different parts of Patna.

Tags: #ABVP, #Bihar, #Patna