Since several videos of thrashing job aspirants went viral on social media platforms, the district administration and state government were criticized by many opposition leaders and others.
Patna: Hundreds of job aspirants demanding to conduct recruitment of teachers were lathicharged in Patna on Monday. The aspirants were protesting against delay in recruitment but many of them were seen being beaten brutally by the police and other district officials.
In a viarl video, Patna’s Additional District Magistrate KK Singh can be seen beating an aspirant brutally. The aspirant was protesting by holding national flag. Though he was sitting on the ground, the Bihar bureaucrat can be seen trashing him with a stick and the youth can also be seen dragged by the Additional DM. After beaten brutally by the official, the aspirant can be seen rolling on the ground due to severe pain.
Apart from this, police personnel can be seen thrashing youths, using water cannons and dragging to stop them to protest against delay in recruitment.
Since several videos of thrashing job aspirants went viral on social media platforms, the district administration and state government were criticized by many opposition leaders and others. Many were said its return of ‘Jungle Raj’ while many demanded action against the Additional DM and others for their errant behavior.
Amid growing pressure, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav condemned the police action on job seekers. He announced that an enquiry has been set up in this regard and strict action will be taken against the official if found guilty.
BJP spokesperson Shehzad Jai Hind, in a tweet, said, “Patna, Bihar: Look at the ADM’s hooliganism, lathi-charge on those seeking jobs in teacher posts. ADM did not even care about the tricolor and brutally beat up the young man! RJD had promised employment but is giving them lathi! Free run for criminals & lathis for youth!”
The incident took place during a protest by CTET and BTET qualified candidates demanding 7th phase teacher’s recruitment at Dakbangla intersection in Patna.