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Violence in Agra over recruitment drive

india Updated: Oct 08, 2007 13:47 IST
Violence in Agra

Prospective para-military recruits went on the rampage and resorted to brickbatting on Monday after being told that they were not eligible for the recruitment drive being held in Agra, a senior police official said.

Some 50,000 young men had reported for the selection of jawans as advertised by the Assam Rifles, Senior Superintendent of Police, Agra, Naveen Arora, told PTI.

After reaching the Jeet Singh stadium in Agra, they were told that no recruitment was being held there and were asked to go to another stadium, the SSP said.

But on reaching the spot, they were told that candidates hailing from Uttar Pradesh only would be allowed to appear in the test on October 10, Arora said.

This enraged the youth who indulged in violence, he said, adding no one was arrested in this connection and the situation was under control.