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61 people arrested in Bihar’s Bagaha communal violence

Patna: A day after the communal violence hit Bihar’s Bagaha district, the local police on Thursday arrested 61 people.

Sharing the details with the media, Kailash Prasad, the police officer of Bagaha, claimed that seven FIRS have been registered against 472 known and 1,600 unknown persons in the town police station.

“We have urged the people to avoid getting provocative on the basis of rumours. The police department has taken swift action against the accused from both the communities. We are making efforts to identify more accused who were involved in communal violence during Mahaviri Akhara March on August 21,” Prasad said.

In the wake of the violence, the state Home Ministry has already suspended the internet services for two days. The home department has taken the decision on the report of district magistrate and SP of Bagaha and Motihari.

During Nagpanchami on Monday, more than 12 persons were injured in a violent clash between two communities.

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