Connectivity to Bhiwani, Hisar and Jind takes hit
Enraged over the death of a youth, allegedly killed by the Haryana Police on Tuesday during the protest in Hisar, members of the Jat community on Wednesday blocked roads here.
The road connectivity between Bhiwani, Hisar and Jind has been hampered. Nearly 400 protesters disrupted the traffic on the Bhiwani-Jind road near Dhanana village. The Bhiwani-Hansi road near Pur village was also blocked.
Bhiwani depot general manager Dhanraj Kundu said we were not plying buses to Jind and Hisar as all roads connecting the cities were unsafe. "The bus services will be resumed after we get a safety clearance by the police."
Teams of the Haryana Police, General Reserve Police and Rapid Action Forces cordoned off the blocked areas.
The victim, Sandeep, 20, was killed early on Tuesday as the police attempted to remove protesting Jats from railway track near Ramayan and Mayar villages in Hisar district.
At Pur, security forces cleared the road using force by dispersing hundreds of gathered people after a struggle for nearly two hours. The superintendent of police and the other police officials were present at the site.
Due to the volatile situation in the district, the police have increased the patrolling in villages such as Bamla, Kharak Kalan and Dhanana, dominated by the Jat community.
The sarpanch of Dhanana, Ajit Singh, said the protesters had backed off their decision to block the road, as they headed to Mayar to support the agitation.
Station house officer Bhagwan Singh said, "Roads have been cleared, but as the situation is fragile in Hisar, we were not allowing to pass traffic as a precautionary measure."