Bihar: Locals Clash With Police During Anti-Encroachment Drive In Patna, City SP Injured | VIDEO

New Delhi: A clash ensued between Bihar police and locals during an anti-encroachment drive at Nepali Colony in Rajeev Nagar, Patna. Police used tear gas shells to disperse the locals. As per inputs, administrative officers with a large police force reached Rajeev Nagar on Sunday morning and started demolishing illegal houses. 14 bulldozers have been installed at the spot for the drive. When the illegal constructions were being razed in Rajeev Nagar, the angry residents attacked the police team and the situation became tense thereafter.  City SP (Central) Patna, Ambrish Rahul, was injured in the clash between Police and locals during the anti-encroachment drive, news agency ANI reported. #WATCH | Bihar: City SP (Central) Patna, Ambrish Rahul injured in the clash between Police and locals during an anti-encroachment drive at Nepali Colony in Rajeev Nagar, Patna. pic.twitter.com/NcQ3Kmt5lL — ANI (@ANI) July 3, 2022 According to early inputs, locals came out on the road and started pelting stones at the police personnel. The administration appealed to the people to maintain peace, but the situation in the area remained tense.  Unconfirmed inputs stated that seven people set themselves ablaze in protest and sustained injuries.  At present, temporary structures spread across about 20 acres of land in Rajeev Nagar are being demolished. The district administration had directed 70 houses to be vacated within the prescribed limit and the demolition was slated to take place if the houses were not vacated. In the past, Rajeev Nagar residents had also gheraoed the residence of Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and BJP leader Tarkishore Prasad. Revenue Minister Ramsurat Rai maintained that bulldozers will raze structures built illegally.  Following the orders of the Patna High Court, several initiatives were undertaken by the administration to demolish the illegal constructions in Patna's Rajeev Nagar area, but each time the move was postponed due to the locals' protests.

Bihar: Locals Clash With Police During Anti-Encroachment Drive In Patna, City SP Injured | VIDEO

New Delhi: A clash ensued between Bihar police and locals during an anti-encroachment drive at Nepali Colony in Rajeev Nagar, Patna. Police used tear gas shells to disperse the locals. As per inputs, administrative officers with a large police force reached Rajeev Nagar on Sunday morning and started demolishing illegal houses. 14 bulldozers have been installed at the spot for the drive. When the illegal constructions were being razed in Rajeev Nagar, the angry residents attacked the police team and the situation became tense thereafter. 

City SP (Central) Patna, Ambrish Rahul, was injured in the clash between Police and locals during the anti-encroachment drive, news agency ANI reported.

According to early inputs, locals came out on the road and started pelting stones at the police personnel. The administration appealed to the people to maintain peace, but the situation in the area remained tense. 

Unconfirmed inputs stated that seven people set themselves ablaze in protest and sustained injuries. 

At present, temporary structures spread across about 20 acres of land in Rajeev Nagar are being demolished. The district administration had directed 70 houses to be vacated within the prescribed limit and the demolition was slated to take place if the houses were not vacated.

In the past, Rajeev Nagar residents had also gheraoed the residence of Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and BJP leader Tarkishore Prasad. Revenue Minister Ramsurat Rai maintained that bulldozers will raze structures built illegally. 

Following the orders of the Patna High Court, several initiatives were undertaken by the administration to demolish the illegal constructions in Patna's Rajeev Nagar area, but each time the move was postponed due to the locals' protests.