Punjab and Haryana high court on Wednesday directed the Haryana government to file a comprehensive status report within six weeks on investigations into violence and destruction of public property during the Jat reservation agitation in various parts of the state.
A division bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Mahesh Grover also directed the state to identify and reveal the names of leaders spearheading the agitation. The agitators had been pressing their demand for the quota in government jobs for the Jat community under the OBC category.
The state government was also directed to submit a report on action taken in the case of burning of official vehicle of Raminder Jain, Jind district and sessions judge, on March 6 night near Mirchpur village.
The directions came during the hearing of two petitions by an NGO Anti- Corruption Association of India and Hisar resident Ashwani Bhardwaj.
A lawyer for one of the petitioners submitted that the state had failed to address the issue and to implement apex court's directions to check destruction of public property by the agitators.The case would now come up for hearing on May 16.