Prohibitory order imposed in Delhi-Haryana border areas

New Delhi:In the wake of Jat leaders in Haryana launching fresh stir over quota, prohibitory orders were today imposed in several parts of the national capital, covering over one-fourth of the city, Delhi Police said.

Most of the areas, in which prohibitory orders were imposed, are either located in the border areas near Haryana or inhabited by large number of people belonging to the Jat community.

“Delhi Police imposed CrPC section 144 in the bordering districts of Delhi and other parts of city which are likely to have protests in connection with Jat quota demand,” a statement by Delhi Police said.

The prohibitory orders have been implemented in 18 police sub-divisions -Dwarka and Najafgarh in South West Delhi, Alipur and Bawana in outer Delhi, Mehrauli and Vasant Vihar sub division in South Delhi, Sarita Vihar and Ambedkar Nagar sub division in South-East Delhi, Gokalpuri, Seemapuri and Khajuri Khas in North-East Delhi, Madhu Vihar and Kalyanpuri sub division in East Delhi, Mukherjee Nagar in North West Delhi and whole North Delhi, the senior police said.

These five sub-divisions, which have under its jurisdiction over 54 police stations, covering over one-fourth of the land area of the city.

In the first phase of the Jat agitation, violence was witnessed in and around Mukherjee Nagar and Najafgarh areas.

“Adequate arrangements have been made to ensure no law and order issue occurs,” the official added.

In February, the agitating members of Jat community had held demonstrations at several places in the city, leading to severe disruption of traffic on key arterial roads.

Damage to public property by the protesters, who blocked major state border entry points, including Sindhu border, Nangloi-Bahadurgarh Road, Karnal road, Tikari, Jharoda and Madhuban Chowk in southwest and outer Delhi, creating major traffic snarls which affected many areas in the city.