Jat agitation: Mob in Rajasthan vandalises station, burns train
Bharatpur (Rajasthan): A mob yesterday vandalised a railway station and set ablaze a goods train engine in the district where normal life remained affected for the second consecutive day due to the Jat quota stir.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar (center) talking to people affected due to Jat agitation, in Rohtak, Haryana. PIC/PTI
Police fired in the air and lobbed tear gas shells to disperse mobs at two places.“An engine of a stranded goods train was set on fire and damaged by the protesters near Helak station whereas Paprera railway station was also vandalised in a separate incident,” IG Bharatpur Alok Vashistha said.
Khattar faces black flags
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had to face the wrath of locals and traders in Rohtak when he visited the violence-hit town on Tuesday. Khattar was shown black flags by a section of traders and residents who also questioned him on his government’s failure to deal with the violent Jat agitation.
The number of trains cancelled by the railways yesterday due to the Jat agitation. A total of 1,152 trains have been cancelled.