A state in Eastern India: The violence that started during Ram Navami in Sasaram and Nalanda is not taking the name of stopping. In the latest case of violent incidents, there was a bomb blast in Sasaram, in which five people were injured. At the same time, two groups came face to face on Saturday in Paharpura area of Biharsharif in Nalanda and fierce firing took place between the two groups. According to the information, about 12 rounds of firing have taken place due to which there is still an atmosphere of panic in the area. In Biharsharif, District Magistrate Shashank Shubhankar has announced the imposition of curfew, whereas 144 is already in force. The entire city has been converted into a police cantonment and the Rapid Action Force is also patrolling the city.
Bomb blast in Sasaram, five people injured
Five people were injured in a bomb blast in Bihar’s Sasaram town after fresh violence broke out on Saturday evening. Officials said the injured have been taken to hospital and a forensic team has been sent to the spot. Sasaram DM Dharmendra Kumar said, “There was a bomb blast in Sasaram. The injured were referred to BHU hospital. We are currently probing all angles.” “
According to Bihar Police, the incident of bomb blast was received in Sasaram, Rohtas, after which the team of Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) reached the spot and investigated the matter.
Police said, “The blast took place in a slum and a scooty has been recovered from the area. Prima facie it does not appear to be a communal incident.” Following the incident, the police team, Special Task Force (STF) and Para Military Force conducted a flag march in Sasaram on Saturday.
Communal tension flared up again in Bihar on Saturday after two groups clashed in two different areas of the state, leaving three people with bullet injuries, according to locals. According to the local people of the respective areas, the clashes took place in Paharpur area of Bihar Sharif and Khasganj area of Sohsarai police station area. “During the clashes in Paharpur area, two people have received bullet injuries and have been admitted to the hospital for treatment,” Mahendra Kumar of Bihar Sharif Sadar Hospital told ANI. Earlier on March 31, clashes were reported in Bihar Sharif of Nalanda, Sasaram of Rohtas, where Union Home Minister Amit Shah was about to visit.
Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit to Sasaram in Bihar’s Rohtas has been canceled due to imposition of Section 144 following clashes in the district. According to the Bihar Police, a total of 45 people have been arrested so far in connection with the clashes between groups following Ram Navami celebrations in some parts of the state. This includes 18 in connection with the Sasaram clash. The officials appealed to the public not to pay heed to rumours. “The situation is peaceful and section 144 has been imposed here,” he/she said.
Amidst all this, the country’s Home and Cooperative Minister Amit Shah has reached Patna on Saturday and he/she will attend the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) program in Digha at 11:30 am on Sunday. After this will go to Nawada. After returning from there, he/she will return to Delhi. The Home Minister will be involved in various inauguration and foundation stone laying programs of SSB.