RJD chief Lalu Prasad and several others supporters were arrested while the they were trying to enforce the day-long Bihar bandh. The bandh was called by the RJD chief demanding the release of facts and figures of the caste census by the NDA government. The statewide bandh comes after a day-long fast by Lalu Yadav yesterday, to protest against the non-disclosure of the caste census report.
Patna Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Vikas Vaibhav said, “Prasad has been arrested along with his supporters while enforcing bandh. He has been taken to the camp jail of Bihar Military Police – 5 located on the outskirts of Patna. He might be given bail if the sections imposed are bailable ones.”
During the bandh, mobs of RJD workers and supporters were spotted carrying sticks and canes, burning tyres and bamboos at busy junctures in the state capital, Patna. As per officials, shops remained closed, colleges and other educational institutions were also forcibly closed by the supporters of RJD.
An FIR has been registered against Prasad at Kotwali police station under sections 147 (rioting), 149 (unlawful assembly), 341 (wrongful restraint), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of duty, 323 (voluntarily causing hurt). 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from discharge of duty), 431 (mischief by injury to public road), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace), 506 (criminal intimidation).