Farmers protest against power plant; set train engine on fire

Aurangabad:  Agitating farmers in Bihar’s Aurangabad district set afire the engine of a passenger train in protest against the setting up of a power plant in the area.

The farmers raised slogans against what they called an unfair land acquisition policy by the Bihar government and the National Thermal Power Corporation.

Earlier in the day, police clashed with the agitating farmers in the Nabinagar area, resorting to lathicharge and tear gas shelling. About a dozen farmers were injured in the lathicharge.

Protesting farmers also set on fire the engine of the Mughalsarai Barkakana passenger train, near the spot of the lathicharge.

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