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April 22, 2024
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Motihari Violence: Bihar authorities detain 20 after clash with liquor mafia, Home Guard Jawan killed

Motihari: High spirits of criminals are causing unrest in Bihar, as the police in Motihari faced two separate attacks within a span of 24 hours. These attacks occurred in different areas of the region, indicating the audacity of criminal elements in the state.

In one of the attacks, the excise police were targeted by the liquor mafia, resulting in the tragic death of a Home Guard jawan. The deceased jawan, identified as Hriday Narayan Rai, was stationed at the horse-bearing product check post near the Indo-Nepal border. The incident took place a mere 500 meters away from the Jharokhar police station in the border area.

According to reports, the excise police team had undertaken a raid based on information related to liquor smuggling. However, during the operation, they were confronted by a group of liquor traders and local villagers who attacked them. Tragically, Home Guard jawan Rai became isolated and surrounded by the liquor traders, who brutally beat him. Despite efforts to provide medical treatment, the jawan’s condition worsened, and he succumbed to his injuries.

Following the incident, there is an air of tension and silence in the entire area. The Jharokhar police have sent the body of the deceased jawan to Motihari Sadar Hospital for postmortem. In response to the attack, the police have already arrested five suspects involved in the case. Additionally, some public representatives have been identified for their role in the attack, and appropriate actions will be taken against them.

In another incident in Sariyatpur Turha Toli village, located in Harpur Panchayat of Pipra police station area, a clash erupted between villagers and the police. The police had gone to take action against the liquor mafia, but they were fiercely confronted by both the mafia and the villagers. During the clash, three policemen, including an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI), sustained injuries. The villagers attempted to rescue a liquor smuggler by attacking the police team.

Subsequently, additional police personnel from several stations, along with Quick Response Teams (QRT), were deployed to the scene. In an effort to maintain law and order, the police conducted a crackdown in the Sariyatpur market area and detained 20 individuals allegedly involved in the incident.

The repeated attacks on the police raise serious concerns about the growing boldness of criminals in Bihar. The authorities are now taking stringent measures to bring the culprits to justice and to prevent further incidents of violence and lawlessness in the region. The safety and security of law enforcement personnel and the general public remain a top priority for the administration as they seek to restore order and peace in the affected areas.

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