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Haryana suspends IPS officer, 2 DSPs

The Haryana government on Thursday suspended senior IPS officer and former IGP Rohtak, Shrikant Jadhav and two DSPs, following allegations of omission and commission in containing the Jat reservation agitation and related violence in Rohtak.

“Former Rohtak IG Shrikant Jadhav and two Rohtak DSPs Amit Dahiya and Amit Bhatia have been suspended with immediate effect,” Haryana's Additional Chief Secretary (Home) PK Das said. When asked on what charges they had been suspended, he said, “This is on the basis of allegations of omission and commission in containing agitation and related violence in Rohtak".

On February 21, the state government had shifted IG of Rohtak Range Shrikant Jadhav amid the Jat agitation in the state, which claimed 28 lives. Jadhav had later been posted as IG State Crime Record Bureau, Madhuban.

ADGP BK Sinha to probe Jat agitation cases 
The Government has also appointed ADGP (Vigilance), BK Sinha as Nodal Investigation Officer for investigating the Jat quota agitation cases. Sinha has been appointed as Nodal Officer in addition to his present duties, an official release said. “He would collect all existing video recordings and other evidence from both private and public sources that can pinpoint the damage that occurred to various public and private properties from February 14 to 23, throughout the state,” the release said.
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