Kumar Rajiv Nayan
Ara : Firing in the air by rival groups at Gopali Chowk under Town police station, Ara, headquarters of Bhojpur district, triggered tension for a while in the town on April 5, 2017. The rival sides fired eight rounds in the air though Gopali Chowk is hardly one hundred metres away Town Police station. No one was injured in the incident though. Bhojpur DM Birendra Prasad Yadav and SP Kshetranil Singh immediately rushed to the spot and the situation soon returned to normal at Gopali Chowk. Police failed to arrest anyone in connection with the firing.
Thousands of people from different parts of Bhojpur district assembled in Ramgarhia locality of the town from where Lord Ram is supposed to have passed through with his guru and brother Laxman en route Janakpur. The devotees took out a massive procession under the leadership of Devraha Shivnath Das Jee Maharaj that passed through the main thoroughfares of the town and terminated at Ramana Maidan. The devotees were chanting ‘Jai Sri Ram’ and ‘Har Har Bum Bum’. Processions were also taken out at Piro, Jagdishpur, Sahar and Bihia.