Six cops among injured in Motihari brickbatting
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Last Updated: Thursday, December 15, 2011, 18:35
Motihari: Over a dozen persons, including six cops, were injured when applicants for a Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) in East Champaran district on Thursday resorted to brickbatting alleging mismanagement in distribution of the admit cards, official sources said.

The protesters also overturned and set on fire a vehicle of a Block Development Officer (BDO) and damaged several other vehicles parked outside the Zila School premise, the sources said.

Standing in long queues since morning to collect admit cards, the applicants lost their cool over mismanagement in the distribution process at the school and stormed into the rooms and tore papers, including bunch of admit cards, lying there, the sources said.

The applicants then clashed with the policemen and indulged in heavy brickbatting in and outside the school premise injuring over a dozen people, including six cops comprising a woman constable Savitri Kumari, the sources said.

The angry candidates later marched upto a manned railway crossing at Balua and bolted the main gate and took with them the keys before smashing the window panes of a goods train to bring railway traffic to a grinding halt, the sources said.

As the law and order situation appeared to get out of control, the police lathicharged the protesting TET applicants to disperse them, they said.


First Published: Thursday, December 15, 2011, 18:35

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