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Jat stir: Judicial probe ordered into violence

The Haryana government on Tuesday ordered a judicial inquiry to probe the conspiracy behind the incidents that pushed the state into unprecedented “turmoil” during the Jat quota agitation that left 30 dead and caused heavy damage to property.

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said in the Assembly, “Opposition leader (Abhay Singh Chautala) has sought (judicial inquiry) and we have ordered judicial inquiry.” 

He said judicial enquiry shall be conducted to “completely unearth the entire conspiracy” behind the series of unfortunate incidents that continued for 80 hours in February. 

“Some political people who wanted to serve their own interests did not want the meeting between the government and Jat leaders to be successful. Names of some Congress leaders have appeared (behind violence) and Virender (close aide of Hooda) has surrendered and is in police custody. We shall try to elicit details from him about conspirators, who instigated violence and arsonists. Because Virender cannot alone instigate on his own. There is a conspiracy which will be unearthed soon,” he said.

“Strict action is being taken against criminals who, in the name of agitation, indulged in criminal activities. As on March 21, 2016, a total of 2087 criminal cases have been registered in various police stations of the State in connection with the reservation agitation and a total of 444 criminals have been arrested.

About the alleged sexual assault of women at Murthal, Khattar said the government was helpless in taking any action in the absence.
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