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At least six policemen were injured and several vehicles set ablaze in the Bihar state capital on Tuesday when a mob attacked the police in an attempt to thwart a demolition drive here ordered by the court, police said.
The police resorted to firing several rounds in the Rajeev Nagar area of Patna to disperse the hundreds-strong crowd which indulged in stone-pelting and set a JCB and a police jeep on fire to halt the demolition of their houses.
Tension prevailed in the area though the situation had been brought under control, an officer said.
The protestors said the police action came without any prior notice.
Although the protestors' first attempt to scuttle the drive failed, its news "spread like wildfire".
Heavy security force has been deployed in the area.
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