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Hazaribagh clash: Jharkhand Chief Minister should quit, demands Congress

4 people lost their lives and many were injured in Badkagaon in Hazaribagh district in clashes between police and protesters



After a clash broke out between police and protesters in Jharkhand's district that claimed four lives and left scores of people injured, Congress leader Subodh Kant Sahay on Saturday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Raghubar Das government does not deserve to hold office following the incident.

"What is the use of taking actions against those who are protesting peacefully? This is the third incident at Badkagaon. Is this the way police should work? After this incident, Chief Minister Raghubar Das doesn't deserve to hold his office," Sahay told ANI.

Sahay said an all-party inquiry committee has been formed, which will visit there to examine the situation; the government will have to answer about it.

Early in the morning, four people lost their lives and many were injured in Badkagaon in district in clashes between police and protesters.

The incident took place after Congress MLA from Badkagaon Nirmala Devi, who was leading a protest against a coal mining project of the NTPC, was arrested early in the morning.

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First Published: Sat, October 01 2016. 17:57 IST