12 cops injured in Bihar anti-encroachment drive

Patna: At least 12 police officers were injured during an anti-encroachment drive on Saturday in Digha area of Patna in Bihar.

Violent protests by a group of local residents erupted and they started pelting stones at the police and officials of the local administration, Patna District Magistrate Kumar Ravi said.

The protesters also blocked roads and the police had to fire tear gas to disperse them. Six of the protesters were arrested, police said.

According to a district official, encroachment from the six-acre land was removed.