Fatehabad (Haryana): A day after the clash between jat protestors and police here, the Haryana police on Monday warned of stern action against "miscreants" while agitating leaders of the community blamed "irresponsible officers" and sought action against them.
Claiming that anti-social elements carrying arms had mixed with Jat agitators, Haryana DGP K P Singh said that action will be taken against the "miscreants" responsible for the clash in which around 35 persons including an SP and a DSP were injured.
Singh alleged that the miscreants had also indulged in "some mischief" with women cops on duty. A case had been registered against some persons by name while several others were unidentified, the DGP said.
The police, he said, had video footage of the incident and had already identified some persons behind the attack. He claimed that the state police had inputs that anti-social elements, armed with weapons from some villages of the adjacent district of Hisar, would reach the 'dharna' at Dhani Gopal Chowk and would try to disturb the situation.
It was on the basis of this input, the police tried to stop them by putting barricades and asked them to visit the 'dharna' site without weapons and stones, he said. But they did not listen and attacked the police, DGP Singh claimed.
However the All-India Jat Aarkashan Sangarsh Samiti (AIJASS) which is leading the protests accused "some irresponsible police officers" of using force against
"peaceful protesters" and demanded action against the "erring cops".