Jat protestors in Fatehabad ‘pelt stones’ on Haryana police, torch 2 police buses

Jat protesters in Fatehabad allegedly pelted stones on Haryana police on Sunday after they tried to stop a tractor-trolley from advancing towards Delhi for protests to be held in the national capital.

india Updated: Mar 20, 2017 00:41 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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DSP Gurdayal Singh, who was injured in clashes, at Bhuna hospital. (HT Photo)

Jat protesters in Fatehabad district pelted stones on Haryana police personnel on Sunday after the latter stopped a tractor-trolley on way to Dhani-Gopal in Fatehabad where Jats are holding protests under the banner of All India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS).

The protesters fled from the spot after setting two police buses ablaze. Heavy police deployment has been made on the Dhani-Gopal and Kheri road and the route from Fatehabad to Bhuna.

About two dozen police and paramilitary personnel received injuries in the incident. The injured included superintendent of police (SP) OP Narwal and a deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Gudayal Singh. Injured were rushed to Bhuna health centre for treatment from where Singh was shifted to Agroha Medical College.

Talking to the media, SP Fatehabad OP Narwal said, “The Fatehabad police only stopped the tractor-trolley which was heading towards Dhani-Gopal at Kheri police naka. Some youths who were carrying sticks and sharp-edged weapons attacked police teams forcing police to take action.”

“Police used mild force to maintain law and order but some of the youths who were under the influence of alcohol burnt two police buses and started pelting stones which they were carrying in the tractor. Our DSP received injuries and about 12 police personnel are injured and under treatment. Police will book the culprits behind the incident,” Narwal added.

First Published: Mar 19, 2017 14:24 IST