Darbhanga: On January 16, Thursday, a youth hailing from Uttar Pradesh’s Mirzapur was thrashed by a group of people on the suspicion of gathering personal details of local residents as part of the CAA and NPR in Karamganj area of Laheriasarai, Bihar.
The victim, Prince Singh’s said in a plea that he was working for a private TV news channel and not for any agency related to CAA or NPR, however, he was not heard.
However, things didn’t stop there. The people of the resident who consisted majorly of minority community summoned the councilor of ward No 37 and subsequently handed him over. He, in turn, lodged a complaint with Laheriasarai police station accusing him of illegal trespass and misbehavior with women.
The police said that the accused was released from the police station as the charges against him were bailable. The residents became suspicious of his activities when the youth refrained from revealing his identity and the name of the TV channel which has hired him.
On the other hand, the youth had claimed that other members of the team have also been assigned the task and doing the work in other parts of the district.
Protests against Citizenship Amendment Act and proposed National Population Register (NPR) are on the rise across Bihar. Women-led protests like Shaheen Bagh have emerged in Shanti Bagh, Gaya and Sabzibagh area of capital city Patna.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar whose party supported CAA in both the houses of parliament has refused to implement NRC in the state.