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Police lob teargas shells, use water cannons as Pappu supporters turn violent in Bihar

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PATNA: Police today resorted to mild caning, used water cannons and also lobbed teargas shells as the protesting workers of Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) tried to enter Bihar assembly, witnesses said. The protest was led by JAP chief Pappu Yadav himself.

Reports said the JAP workers were moving to ‘gherao’ (surround) the state assembly on Monday when the police stopped them from moving forward.

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Angry workers then allegedly attacked the police, prompting the latter to retaliate. As the situation finally went out of control, the police resorted to lathi-charge and used water cannons to scare away the mob. The police also lobbed teargas shells as they refused to retreat.

The JAP workers were protesting on the streets, seeking action against the education and medical mafias.

“The police beat up our party workers while they were peacefully protesting. I condemn the police action,” JAP chief and parliamentarian Pappu Yadav told the media today, adding their fight against such mafia would continue.

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