Anti-social elements opened fire against protesters demonstrating against CAA, NPR and NRC on Friday night near the picket at Ishopur pipeline. However, no one was reported injured in the firing.
Patna police have also confirmed that three rounds of firing were shot. According to some media reports, six people came riding on three motorcycles, who opened fire. Police are inspecting CCTV footage from nearby areas to look for the miscreants.
The sit-in protest against the CAA has been going on for the last 28 days in Ishopur. On Friday night also people were demonstrating in the area. Meanwhile, a sudden firing started at a distance of about 50 meters from protest site.
Six unidentified people on the bike opened fire in the air and then escaped towards Ishopur Rai Chowk, said a resident of Phulwari Sharif, Janesar Ahmad.
The motive behind the firing is not clear at the moment.
Police arrived after the incident and recovered two bullets from the spot. DSP Sanjay Kumar Pandey and SHO Rafikur Rahman were present at the spot. The DSP stated that miscreants have been identified.
People sitting at the protest site are also seeing this firing in the light of the incident of Shaheen Bagh in Delhi.
One of the protesters, Aftab Ahmed Taj said, “Police should take strict action against these culprits. It is also important to note that similar incidents had happened in Shaheen Bagh and now in Phulwari Sharif,” A few days ago there was a firing incident in Shaheenbagh, Delhi where a large number of people mostly women have been sitting on a peaceful dharna against the CAA, NRC and NPR for more than two months.