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Youths clash with police over `fake` BSF recruitment drive

Hundreds of BSF aspirants protesting against a "fake" recruitment drive on Thursday turned violent and clashed with police, leaving four persons, including a cop.



Jammu: Hundreds of BSF aspirants protesting against a "fake" recruitment drive on Thursday turned violent and clashed with police, leaving four persons,
including a cop, injured here.

The youths had converged at gate of the BSF headquarter at Poulra top in Jammu city to take part in a recruitment drive, which they claimed was advertised on the
Internet.

However, BSF security guards deployed at the gate did not allow them to enter the building saying that there was no recruitment rally by BSF at the campus.

Angry youths, who had come from various districts of Jammu region, blocked Jammu-Poonch highway, pelted stones and clashed with the BSF security men.

Police used batons to disperse the protesters. Four persons, including a policeman, were injured.

"The youths had come for a recruitment rally of BSF today. However, there was no rally at all. We confirmed it from BSF officials," Additional SP, Rajesh Sharma told
reporters.

"They were assured of a probe into issue. Those involved will be punished," he said.

The protesters claimed that a BSF recruitment form was floated on the Internet for the rally. "We were shocked to know that there was no rally at all," one of the youths said and demanded a probe.

BSF spokesman told a news agency, "There was no recruitment rally. We cannot hold such a rally as all our recruitments are done through SSB".

PTI

From Zee News

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