Railway job aspirants in Gaya set ablaze train over alleged irregularities in exam

Gaya: A train was allegedly set on fire by protesting railway job aspirants over the recruitment exams.

The agitated protesters vandalised trains and clashed with security forces and targetted several trains, hampering train movement in the state. The protest by aspirants has been ongoing over the selection process of recruitment exams.

Visuals from the incident show a train engulfed in flames and the fire brigade rushing to put it out. There’s a heavy deployment of police but has failed to control the aggressive students.

Later, police cleared the tracks and arrested at least four persons in the state capital Patna on Monday.

A committee has been formed to probe into the matter.

On Tuesday, the railways had issued a general notice, warning its job aspirants that those found involved in vandalism and unlawful activities while protesting will be barred from ever getting recruited in the railways.

Meanwhile, SSP Gaya Aditya Kumar said the situation is under control now. The aspirants had set a train on fire and some of the accused have been identified, Kumar added.

Appealing to the students to maintain calm, the SSP further said the students should not be influenced and not damage government property.

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