Jat quota stir: 14 held for rioting, damaging property

Chandigarh: Fourteen people were arrested from Jind district yesterday for allegedly damaging government property and indulging in rioting during the Jat agitation. “We have arrested 14 people for rioting and damaging government properties during the Jat agitation,” Jind SP Abhishek Jorwel said.

Buses set on fire during Jat agitation in Sonipat. File pic/PTI
Buses set on fire during Jat agitation in Sonipat. File pic/PTI

Nine persons were arrested from Uchana, three from Julana and one each from Safidon and Sadar Jind, he said. However, no fresh complaint was received by the team of three women officers set up to go into alleged incidents of rape and molestation of several women by Jat protesters near

Murthal. “We have not received any complaint today,” DIG (Haryana Police) Rajshree Singh said. A woman had registered a case of gangrape against seven people on Monday, including her brother-in-law, in
connection with the incident at Murthal’s women police station.

‘Initiate judicial probe’
Congress member Kumari Selja yesterday sought a judicial inquiry into the reports of rape of several women in Haryana during the Jat agitation. Raising the issue during Zero Hour in Rajya Sabha, she said there is ‘jungle raj’ in Haryana and the government has been a ‘mute spectator’ to the large-scale violence during the agitation in the state.

Power dues waived off
The Haryana government yesterday waived electricity dues of those consumers whose properties were damaged during Jat quota agitation. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said, “Electricity dues for the current and next billing cycles will be exempted for the consumers whose houses or commercial properties have been damaged or looted during the agitation throughout the state from February 15 to 22, 2016.”

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