Modi’s effigy burnt by Jat protesters outside VK Singh’s residence in Ghaziabad

Jat protesters burnt the effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday outside the residence of Minister of State For External Affairs and Union minister V K Singh.

Manvir Singh, the district president of RLD, leading a group of agitators who burnt an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi outside the residence V K Singh, the local MP. The ongoing Jat stir for reservation today spread to the district. Protesters blocked several road intersections and railway tracks, sources said.

A group of protesters blocked Hapur-Chungi intersection in the afternoon, Salman Taz Patil, City superintendent of police said. The traffic was diverted from Dasna toll plaza towards NH-24 Lal Quan-Vijay Nagar by-pass.

Rapid Action Force (RAF) and PAC was deployed at Soniya Vihar Ganga Canal water regulator near Abupur village of Muradnagar in anticipation of possible disruption of water supply to Delhi by protesters, Rajesh Pandey,Superintendent of police (rural) said.

A group of protesters belonging to Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) blocked the Delhi-Meerut railway track near Duhai village. Police reached there and persuaded the protesters to clear the railway track.

In Loni Jat protesters led by Jagmer Singh Dhama of Jat Sabha blocked vehicular traffic on Delhi-Sahranpur road for an hour. Traffic was diverted from Loni tri-section towards Teela Shahbazpur, said Pandey.

District Magistrate Vimal Kumar Sharma said no untoward incident was reported in the district.