Home/ News / India/  Bihar violence: Govt, private schools to remain closed till April 4 in Rohtas

All government and private schools are to remain closed till April 4 in Rohtas district in the wake of violence that erupted recently in the district's Sasaram town, as reported by ANI.

Along with that, all coaching institutes will also remain shut.

Communal tensions resurfaced in Bihar as two groups engaged in clashes in two separate regions of the state.

According to local reports, the clashes resulted in three people sustaining gunshot wounds. The state police have arrested more than 50 people in raids conducted last night.

The Superintendent of Police of Nalanda, Ashok Mishra, has appealed to locals to maintain peace and not to be misled by rumours or fake news.

“A body (of a person who died in fresh violence last night) has been sent for post-mortem. More than 50 people have been arrested in raids conducted last night. Till now 8 FIRs have been registered. An additional force to be deployed," Ashok Mishra added.

Mishra declared that the situation in Nalanda's Biharsharif is completely normal and further cautioned the public to not trust rumours and to remain calm.

On March 31, incidents of clashes were reported in Biharsharif in Nalanda and Sasaram in Rohtas district, which happened to be on the itinerary of Union Home Minister Amit Shah's visit.

"The situation in Nalanda's Biharsharif is completely normal. We would like to urge the general public not to believe in rumours. Stringent action will be taken against those spreading rumours," stated Bihar Police in a tweet.

Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM), Biharsharif Sadar, Abhishek Palasi, said prohibitory orders under Section 144 are in force in Nalanda.

"The law and order situation in Biharsharif is back to normal. I appeal to people not to buy into rumours or misleading reports that may be floating around. Those found indulging in rumour-mongering will be taken to task," the SDM added.

In response to the clashes that occurred in Biharsharif and Sasaram, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has expressed concern and suggested that the incidents may not be natural, hinting that they may have been caused by someone deliberately trying to create unrest and disturb law and order in the region.

Bihar CM has dismissed any claims of law and order problems in the state, in light of the recent clashes in Biharsharif and Sasaram.

He also commented on Union Home Minister Amit Shah's decision to cancel his scheduled visit to Sasaram, stating that it was a decision taken by the BJP.

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Updated: 02 Apr 2023, 01:53 PM IST
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