According to Patna District Magistrate Chandrashekhar Singh, four people were arrested on Thursday for pelting stones and vandalism at Rajendra Nagar Terminal in Bihar’s Patna during a protest against alleged discrepancies in the NTPC stage 1 exam results conducted by Railway Recruitment Board. The DM also stated that an investigation is underway to determine who prompted the students to take the law into their own hands, as six coaching institute teachers were named by the arrested during interrogation.
Meanwhile, a committee has been formed by the Union Railway Ministry to investigate the concerns about alleged irregularities in the Railway Recruitment Board’s NTPC stage 1 exam results. The student union AISA and other youth organizations called for “Bihar Bandh” today and refused to stop the protests despite the committee’s formation.
In a press statement, AISA General Secretary and MLA Sandeep Saurav, along with others, claimed that the committee formed by the ministry is a conspiracy to postpone the matter until the Uttar Pradesh elections. The issues raised by the candidates are accurate. This massive movement of student youth facing extreme unemployment has emerged at a time when the state of Uttar Pradesh is holding an election. Under the pressure of this, the Government and Railways have made this proposal, and a plot is being hatched to postpone the matter until the elections, they added.