Jat agitation: Destruction worth Rs 20,000 crore in Haryana

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CHANDIGARH:-The Parkash Singh Committee set up to investigation demerit in the official response to the violence during the Jat agitation in Haryana in February , has held several police along with administrative officers guilty of softness.

The panel, headed by Parkash Singh, former Director General of Police (DGP) Uttar Pradesh and Assam, submitted its report to Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday.

According to The report, at least 90 officials has identified who indulged in “deliberate negligence” when violence hit Haryana, noting that in some areas “mayhem” was allowed for hours, with authorities turning a blind eye to the loot and damage.

More than 30 people were killed and at least 320 others people injured during the Jat reservation agitation from February 7 -22 ,2016, which turned violent and paralysed life in 10 districts of Haryana.

The report mentions that property worth hundreds of crores of rupees was damaged in scramble. The probe panel chief said destruction of around Rs 20,000 crore occurred in Haryana during Jat reservation agitation.

The Committee, which submitted its report within 71 days from the date of formation, hoped that the government should take strict action against those who did not perform their duty in maintaining law and order during the agitation.
Haryana CM Khattar said, the government would inquiry it and take correct action at the earliest.

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