Jat row: Tension mounts in Hisar as Jat youth receives bullet injury

  • Bhaskar Mukherjee, Hindustan Times, Hisar
  • Updated: Feb 21, 2016 13:32 IST
Police reached the spot in time and controlled the situation. (Manoj Dhaka/HT File Photo)

Tension was witnessed in Balsamand village of Hisar district on late Saturday night after non-Jat and Jat groups clashed with each other.

According to the sources, all this started when some youths tried to cross the blockade on their motorcycle. However, youths from the Jat community stopped them to do so.

Following this, the motorcycle-borne youths called their friends who allegedly opened fire with country-made pistol, leaving one injured. Sources said, “The injured was taken to someone’s house nearby, where he was treated by the villagers themselves.”

As the information reached the police, they reached the village with force and controlled the situation.

Station house officer (SHO) Adampur Devender Nain said, “We came to know about the clash and we reached there immediately. We also got to know that a youth received bullet injuries, but no one has come forward to lodge complaint about the matter. Police is investigating into the matter.”

Non Jats attack Jat dharamshala

After a cousin of Haryana ex-minister Attar Singh Saini received bullet injuries while he was working in his fields in Jaggibara village of Hansi, several youths of Saniyan mohalla of Hisar city and tried to attack the Jat dharamshala with lathis, pelting stones from a distance. However, police force reached the spot in time and foiled the attempt of the youths who then fled from the spot.

Curfew from 8pm to 6am

Hisar deputy commissioner Chander Shekher Khare has ordered curfew in Hisar from 8pm to 6am on Sunday to control the situation. In a press release, Shekher requested everyone not to come out of their homes during these hours.

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