Jat quota agitation: SP, DSP among nine policemen injured in clashes with protesters

A Superintendent of Police and a DSP were among nine policemen injured on Sunday when Jat protesters clashed with them on being prevented from marching toward Delhi.

PTI March 19, 2017 18:27:28 IST
Jat quota agitation: SP, DSP among nine policemen injured in clashes with protesters

Fatehabad (Haryana): A Superintendent of Police and a DSP were among nine policemen injured on Sunday when Jat protesters clashed with them on being prevented from marching toward Delhi.

The protesters also set fire to two police buses during the clash that took place in Dhani Gopal village on Sirsa-Hisar-Delhi national highway.

The situation turned tense when Jat protesters from villages of Chamarkhera and Kheri of Hisar district tried to enter Fatehabad district to join dharna at Dhani Gopal.

Tractor trolleys carrying Jat protesters tried to breach police barricades. DSP Gurdial Singh, who was deputed at the barrier, requested them to go on foot and join the dharna peacefully but the protesters did not relent, police said.

Later, some miscreants pelted the police party with stones. Retaliating, policemen resorted to lathicharge.

Jat quota agitation SP DSP among nine policemen injured in clashes with protesters

File photo of road blockade during the 2012 protests. PTI

Nine policemen were injured in the clash and the protesters torched two police buses.

SP OP Narwal suffered injury on his hand. DSP Gurdial Singh, Inspector Kuldeep, ASIs Sadhu Ram, Sohan Lal, Major Singh, Daya Ram and Krishan were also hurt, police said.

The DSP and the Inspector have been hospitalised, SP Narwal said.

More police force was called in to control the situation.

Narwal told reporters that "the situation is under control. At the barrier, we did not allow tractor trolleys from Hisar to enter our district. Instead of accepting our request, they started hurling stones at police and the situation turned tense. Some protesters even wielded lathis."

The protesters also scuffled with media persons. They allegedly deleted videos and photos of the incident from their cameras and damaged their equipment.

The news persons later filed a complaint with police, demanding action against Jat agitators.

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