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On Saturday, more than 180 trains were cancelled and six were terminated in Bihar due to ongoing law and order issues and perceived threats to railway property and passengers. This marked the fourth consecutive day of protests.

The East Central Railway (ECR) Chief Public Relations Officer Virendra Kumar stated that 189 trains were cancelled and six were short terminated during the day.

As a precautionary measure, trains originating in other zones will remain suspended until 2000 hours, as quoted by news agency PTI. The restrictions will be re-imposed between 0400 hours and 2000 hours on Sunday to ensure the safety and security of passengers and railway property.

A train coach was set on fire in Gaya on Saturday, but no passengers were injured and the affected compartment was quickly disconnected, according to the ECR zone. Arsonists also targeted Taregana railway station in Masaurhi sub-division of Patna district, setting fire to a police vehicle.

Bihar experienced a 24-hour bandh after several student associations, led by the All India Students’ Association (AISA), called for the strike to protest against a scheme. The RJD-led alliance supported the bandh. Protesters set vehicles on fire at a police outpost in Jehanabad district, and a large number of them gathered outside Tehta police outpost, pelting security personnel with stones and setting several vehicles, including a bus and a truck, on fire.

Police arrested a total of 250 people across the state during the day and filed 25 FIRs, bringing the total number of arrests since Thursday to 718. According to a police statement, more people will be apprehended after thorough examination of CCTV footage and videography at various locations.

On Friday morning, aspirants set fire to six compartments of a train at Moihuddin Nagar and two coaches of another train at Lakhisarai station. In both incidents, no one was injured as the protesters evacuated the coaches before setting them ablaze. However, over half-a-dozen trains are delayed on the Patna-Howrah and Patna- routes.

The protesters also blocked railway traffic at Bihiya station near Ara and Lakhisarai. The protesting students also staged peaceful demonstrations at , carrying national flags.

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