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Jat protesters indulge in arson; Army called in Hisar

chandigarh Updated: Mar 07, 2012 21:16 IST

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The Jat Arkashan Samiti activist on Wednesday torched the police post of Hisar cantonement and damaged the ATM of State Bank of India. Hisar is now virtually in siege of the jat protesters because all the roads to Delhi Rajgarh and Sirsa have been blocked by them at more than a dozen places.

The government stopped bus service from Hisar depot for two days. To control the situation Deputy Commissioner Amit Aggarwal had called in the Army. The police had not yet handed over the dead body of Sandeep who was killed in firing yesterday to his family.

The government had lodged police report with Government Railway Police but the villagers wanted it to be handed over to Sadar Police station Hansi. Ultimately the administration succumbed to the pressure of the villagers and case is now being handled by the sadar police Hansi.

The situation was tense at Civil Hospital where the post-mortem was to be conducted this afternoon. SDM Amardeep Jain had been deployed there to oversee the case to avoid any escalation on this issue.

As the news of torching the car of a judge in Jind reached Hisar court the lawyers suspended the work and urged the government to restore law and order in the state. The activists attempted sabotage in front of national power grid also on the national highway between Hisar and Hansi. More personnel of Rapid Action Force CRPF and Haryana police had been requisitioned to tackle the situation.