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Monks attack Bihar cops trying to remove encroachments by a Buddhist monastery


PATNA: This is something which none had expected.

At least six policemen were injured when a group of Buddhist monks attacked the cops while they were trying to remove illegal encroachments by a Buddhist monastery. The incident took place at Bodh Gaya in Bihar on Wednesday evening.

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Acting on a complaint by local villagers that a Cambodian temple had encroached upon six acres of government land in Bakraur panchayat and was constructing its monetary there, a team of police rushed there to remove encroachments.

Reports said the seeing the police, the monks allegedly attacked them with bamboo sticks and also tried to torch a JCB machine after smashing its glass.

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The Buddhists also held the cops hostage for hours. They were released only after the additional forces rushed to the spot.

The injured cops were later admitted to a local health center for treatment.

Reports said the police had rushed to the spot as the temple authorities refused to remove encroachments despite repeated notices served on them.

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