2016 Jat quota violence: Haryana to not withdraw cases against Jats till mid-July
A total of 2,105 FIRs were registered by the state after 2016 pro-Jat quota violence.india Updated: May 22, 2018 16:49 IST
The Haryana government on Tuesday assured the Punjab and Haryana high court that it will not pursue withdrawal of 407 FIRs till mid-July — next date of hearing before the HC on the issue.
The undertaking was given by state’s advocate general BR Mahajan after objections from amicus curiae in the suo motu petition, senior advocate Anupam Gupta.
A total of 2,105 FIRs were registered by Haryana after February 2016 pro-Jat quota violence. As per Gupta, out of 407 cases proposed to be withdrawn by the state, 129 were such which were termed serious by Prakash Singh committee, a panel formed by the state government to examine role of officials during violence.
In February 2018, government had held meetings with Jat leaders on withdrawal of cases after the latter had threatened to hold a parallel rally in Jind, where national BJP head Amit Shah was to hold a rally. After several rounds of parleys, Jats had withdrawn the plan to organise the rally.
First Published: May 22, 2018 16:20 IST