Since the Central government unveiled the Agnipath scheme for four-year term recruitment of aspirants aged between 17.5 and 21 years into the three armed forces, the nation is witnessing unprecedented violence and vandalism by the so-called aspirants.
Influential Youtubers and coaching institutes from the State are adding fuel to the fire of unrest and chaos by spreading misinformation and inciting aspirants to take to the street in protest.
Earlier, while speaking to the media, Chandrashekhar Singh, the District Magistrate of Patna, said, “We have arrested 86 youths related to violence in Danapur railway station and Didarganj toll plaza. The operators of 7 coaching institutes are also on the radar of the district administration. We have put security forces on high alert. If necessary, we will not hesitate to stop internet services in Patna.”
Yesterday Aligarh Police took around 80 people in custody in connection with the violent protests in the district against the Centre’s Agnipath scheme, officials said on Saturday.
Of those held since the protests on Friday, 35 people, including nine operators of coaching institutes, were arrested for their role in the violence, Aligarh Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kalanidhi Naithani said.
“Four FIRs have been registered under serious charges of the Indian Penal Code in connection with the violence during the protests in the district. Two of these FIRs have been lodged on complaint by police personnel, one by the UP roadways and another by a civilian, added SSP Naithani.