Haryana Finance Minister's house attacked​ as Jat quota stir turns violent; one person killed in police firing

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar chaired an all-party meeting to discuss the demands of Jat community.

Updated: Feb 19, 2016, 17:25 PM IST
Haryana Finance Minister's house attacked​ as Jat quota stir turns violent; one person killed in police firing
Pic Courtesy: ANI

Soniapath: Agitating Jat protestors demanding reservation under the Other Backward Classes category on Friday attacked Haryana Finance Minister Captain Abhimanyu's house and set ablaze his car in Rohtak.

According to media reports, the protesters fire at cops using country made pistols.

15 police officials and two Border Security Force (BSF) battalion were deployed in Rothak to contain the stir.

Meanwhile,  at least one person was killed and 10 injured in police firing on Jat protestors in Haryana's Rohtak town today.

The injured people were rushed to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Rohtak, police said.

"The police fired as the protestors attacked the residence of the inspector general of police and that of a state minister," IANS quoted BJP leader Anil Jain as saying.

The protestors also torched police and private vehicles in Rohtak as the agitation took a violent turn on the sixth day.

 The protesters even blocked the Delhi-Ambala rail route near Sonipath here.

 

The blockade of the route disrupted movement of trains between Amritsar and Pathankot in Punjab, Jammu in Jammu and Kashmir, Una in Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh.

The pro-reservation protests by Jats in Haryana had turned violent on Thursday, with several people being injured and reports of clashes between protesters and police personnel in Rohtak.

The state government ordered the district administration to block use of mobile internet services in Jhajjar and Rohtak in the wake of the agitation.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar chaired an all-party meeting to discuss the demands of Jat community.

Media reported that police and paramilitary forces had to resort to baton charges and firing of teargas shells to bring the situation under control.

Prohibitory orders has also been imposed in Rohtak.