Jat agitation: 14 arrested for rioting, damaging govt property

Fourteen people were arrested on Monday from Jind district for allegedly damaging government property and indulging in rioting during the Jat agitation.

“We have arrested 14 people for rioting and damaging government properties during the Jat agitation,” Jind SP Abhishek Jorwel said.

Nine persons were arrested from Uchana, three from Julana and one each from Safidon and Sadar Jind, he said. However, no fresh complaint was received by the team of three women officers set up to go into alleged incidents of rape and molestation of several women by Jat protesters near Murthal.

“We have not received any complaint today,” DIG of Haryana Police Rajshree Singh, who heads the team, said.

A woman had come forward on Sunday and registered a case of gangrape against seven people, including her brother-in- law, in connection with the incident at Murthal’s women police station.

“A probe in the case is underway,” the DIG said.

Meanwhile, the Haryana government on Monday released an interim assistance of Rs 3.44 crore to 152 more people whose properties were damaged in the incidents of violence and arson during the agitation. It had released an interim assistance of Rs 1.12 crore to 203 people yesterday.

A government spokesman said this amount is being sent directly in the bank accounts of the claimants.

Having suffered massive financial loss during the agitation for inclusion of Jats in the Other Backward Classes list, the business community in worst-hit Rohtak demanded tax relief and electricity bill waiver.