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Many Hurt in Riot During Pappu Yadav's Rally in Patna

Riot breaks out during Pappu Yadav's rally in Patna on Friday.

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Patna: Yet another rally by Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) leader Pappu Yadav turned violent in Patna on Friday when hundreds of his supporters clashed with the police forcing them to use force to bring the situation under control.

{gallery}newsimages2018/dec/122118{/gallery}Protesting over dwindling law and order condition in Bihar along with a host of other demands, Yadav led his unruly mob from Gardanibagh to the Governor's House when they were stopped by the police from entering a restricted zone.

The outcome of this police act was the same as many times before as protestors began throwing stones, bricks, and other objects at the police causing injury to some of them.

When the protestors broke the barricade set up by the police, authorities called in anti-riot vehicles and additional help from other areas.

Within minutes, the entire Bailey Road turned into a battlefield as police rained batons on the rally-goers and used water cannon to rein in the crowd.

Several people on both sides were injured and had to be taken to various hospitals in the state capital.

Talking to the reporters, the MP from Madhepura slammed the Nitish administration for continuing to overlook rising crime cases in Bihar saying he was too busy planning how to save his chair in the next Lok Sabha elections.

Citing the example of murdered businessman Gunjan Khemka who was gunned down in Vaishali on Thursday, Yadav said that how many more innocent people have to die before Nitish Kumar will wake up from his slumber.

"Police has failed to arrest Janata Dal – U legislator Pappu Pandey who was earlier charged with making extortion demands from Akhilesh Jaiswal, a businessman. The Nitish government is quick on crushing our voice with the use of force but lets its own legislators slip away from the hands of justice," he said.

Saying there was absolutely no need for the police to use force on his supporters during today's rally, the former RJD leader said that he would file a case against Patna police for using excessive force and police brutality.


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