Two killed in Bhagalpur police firing

January 19th, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by admin  

Bhagalpur, Jan 19 (ANI): Two people were reportedly killed in police firing in Bihar’s Bhagalpur district today.
The incident occurred when protestors demanding power supply for Kahalgaon area, turned violent and attacked police personnel. In retaliation the police, who opened fire while trying to disperse the agitated crowd.
Following the incident, the main opposition party in the state the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP), Akhil Bharthiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) have called for a shutdown in the district.
The residents of Kahalgaon have been staging protest at National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) plant here since Friday morning to lodge their protests against acute power cuts in the area.
Last year, a similar shutdown was organised in Bhagalpur and Purnea for the same reason. Gaya was brought to standstill by the protestors.
The state has been passing through unprecedented power-crisis for the last many months. (ANI)

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