New Delhi: Protests in Bihar have escalated as hundreds of students blocked the Kolkata-New Delhi main railway line at Rajendra Nagar Terminal in Patna. Students who appeared for Railway Recruitment Board's Non-Technical Popular Categories exam 2021 held a protest on Tuesday at the Bihar Sharif railway station alleging discrepancies and fraudulence in the results.
On Republic Day, the protesters allegedly torched four empty coaches of a stationary train in Gaya, pelted stones, and blocked rail traffic between Gaya and Jehanabad. Similar protests were reported from Bhagalpur and Sasaram.
The district administration used “mild” force to disperse the protesters after efforts by the Patna administration to pacify the agitators yielded no results.
An FIR has been registered against a private teacher, popularly known as Khan sir, and others for inciting the mob that indulged in vandalism in Bihar in the last three days.
The police suspect students were instigated by those running coaching institutes. "An FIR has been registered in this connection. It is suspected that the protesters might have been instigated by those running coaching institutes for competitive exams. All those found complicit will face action," the district administration said in a release.