June 29, 2022


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Agnipath Scheme Ballia Protest: Agnipath scheme protest: Case registered towards 400 unknown individuals in UP’s Ballia

Police have registered circumstances towards 400 unknown individuals in reference to the protests towards Centre’s newly introduced Agnipath scheme right here, an official mentioned on Saturday. The Authorities Railway Police too has registered circumstances towards 150 unknown individuals, SHO (GRP) Raghvendra Yadav mentioned.

Circle officer Priti Tripathi on Saturday mentioned, “Based mostly on the criticism lodged by the station grasp of Ballia railway station, a case was registered at 3.30 am towards 400 unknown individuals underneath the Railway Act, IPC and Prevention of Injury to Public Property Act.”

“The 109 arrested individuals have been introduced on the court docket of the town Justice of the Peace, who despatched them to 14 days of judicial custody,” she mentioned.

She added that efforts are being made to establish those that set a bogey of practice on hearth and broken public property.

Protesters had set a rail coach on hearth in Ballia, the place police lobbed teargas shells to disperse them.

Younger males vandalised trains, broken buses and torched a police outpost on Friday as they protested over the brand new navy recruitment scheme at a number of locations in Uttar Pradesh.

Officers mentioned protests befell at 17 locations throughout the state, together with Ballia, Aligarh, Gautam Buddh Nagar and Varanasi.

Ballia District Justice of the Peace Saumya Agarwal mentioned that satisfactory security preparations have been made within the district.

“The delicate locations have been recognized, and heavy police pressure and magistrates have been deployed. Police is on excessive alert from Saturday early morning, and satisfactory safety preparations have been made for Ballia railway station,” Agarwal mentioned.

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In the meantime, in Aligarh’s Jattari, a gaggle of protesters set a police automobile and outpost on hearth. A police official was injured throughout a protest over the scheme there. Jattari is on the freeway connecting Aligarh metropolis with Yamuna expressway.

The Aligarh police detained 30 folks whereas an FIR was lodged towards greater than 150 protesters in Gautam Buddh Nagar district, in line with officers.

A flag march was additionally carried out by police in Aligarh.

A number of trains have been cancelled or held again by the railways to stop injury.

The Union authorities on Tuesday unveiled the scheme to induct youths between the ages of 17 and-a-half and 21 years for a four-year tenure within the armed forces and mentioned that 25 per cent of them will probably be subsequently inducted for normal service.

The youths to be recruited underneath the brand new scheme could be referred to as ‘Agniveer’. A significant goal of the scheme is to deliver down the common age of navy personnel and reduce ballooning wage and pension payments.