Deputy Suprintendent, three cops injured as Jat protesters clash with police on their way to Delhi

By: | Published: March 19, 2017 3:26 PM

The clash took place in Dhani Gopal village on Sirsa-Hisar Delhi National Highway when police tried to stop tractor trolleys carrying protesters from heading towards the national capital, police said.

A Jat leader, however, claimed that police had lobbed tear gas shells and tried to disperse them when they were marching in a peaceful manner. He claimed a few protesters were also injured. (PTI)

A Deputy Superintendent of Police was among four policemen injured when Jat protesters clashed with police during their march towards Delhi here today, police said. A Jat leader, however, claimed that police had lobbed tear gas shells and tried to disperse them when they were marching in a peaceful manner. He claimed a few protesters were also injured. The clash took place in Dhani Gopal village on Sirsa-Hisar Delhi National Highway when police tried to stop tractor trolleys carrying protesters from heading towards the national capital, police said.

They said some stones were also pelted by the protesters as they clashed with the cops. Police said that DSP rank officer Gurdial Singh and three constables were injured. Police also said that two of its buses were damaged while some equipment of the electronic media was snatched allegedly by the protesters while they were covering the event.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has invited Jat leaders for talks in Delhi today, in a bid to end the community’s 50-day long quota stir. The talks come ahead of the Jat community’s plans to gherao Parliament tomorrow in support of their demands.

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In a bid to pacify the agitating Jat community people, who are set to hold protests across the state demanding reservations in government jobs, colleges and schools, Haryana Chief Minster Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday asked the protestors to meet him and other state ministers at the Haryana Bhawan here.  “On March 16, a meeting took place between the (jat) agitators and the government officials, during that some confusion emerged.

The government is serious about the agitators’ concern. It is our foremost duty to uphold peace and fraternity in the state. We are committed to resolve this issue,” Khattar said.  “Hence, I, along with other ministers, urge the agitating people to come to the Haryana Bhawan at 12 p.m. today and talk to us. I and (Minister of State for Law and Justice) P. P. Choudhary along with other ministers will be waiting. We all believe in ‘Haryana eik and Haryanvi eik’ and uphold the welfare of the state,” he added.

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