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No rape in Haryana during 10-day Jat protests, govt tells high court

punjab Updated: Feb 29, 2016 15:49 IST
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Property worth crores was destroyed suring the 10-day agitation by Jats to seek reservation benefits. (HT Photo)

The Haryana government on Monday told the Punjab and Haryana high court that no incident of rape or molestation was reported anywhere in the state during the 10-day Jat agitation.

No such incident was reported from Murthal as well, said a preliminary status report submitted to the court by the all-women special investigation team (SIT) probing the alleged gang rapes.

The report also quoted the district legal services authorities as saying that no complaints of rape or molestation had been lodged.

The report came a day after the police filed the first FIR, after a complaint by a Delhi resident who alleged she was pulled out of her car and gang raped by seven men on February 23 near Murthal.

The woman’s brother-in-law is among the accused. Police officers said it was possible the incident was not linked to the alleged spate of rapes reported by a section of the media.

The high court directed the SIT to submit a complete report by March 14, the next date of hearing.

The preliminary report also said around 1,000 other FIRs were registered for violence that saw at least 28 people killed and scores injured.