Security tightened for opposition's shutdown in Bihar

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Patna, Jan 25 : Security arrangements across Bihar have been tightened today in view of a state-wide shutdown called by the opposition in protest against the death of three demonstrators in police firing at Kahalgaon in Bhagalpur District.

Opposition parties, including the RJD, the Congress, the CPI-M, the CPI and the NCP have called for a shutdown.

All police stations in the state have been put on high alert and additional policemen have been deployed at all the key places.

Railway Protection Force (RPF) is monitoring the railway tracks and other establishments of the railways.

Additional arrangements have also been made for smooth functioning of train services and traffic on roads.

Public and private schools remained closed today.

Earlier, the Bihar Government ordered a judicial inquiry into police firing on January 17-18 on residents demanding adequate power supply from National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) at Kahalgaon.

The State has been passing through unprecedented power-crisis for the last few months.

ANI

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