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Jat quota stir: Curfew imposed in Rohtak, Bhiwani city areas of Haryana

PTI
Published Feb 19, 2016, 8:13 pm IST
Updated Feb 19, 2016, 8:13 pm IST
Army units are being rushed to Rohtak from nearby Cantonment at Hissar, about 50 kms away.
Jat community members block a road near Daultabad flyover in Gurgaon during their agitation for reservation on Friday. (Photo: PTI)
 Jat community members block a road near Daultabad flyover in Gurgaon during their agitation for reservation on Friday. (Photo: PTI)

Chandigarh: Curfew was imposed tonight in Rohtak and Bhiwani city limit areas and army was being rushed there in view of worsening situation with Jats agitating over reservation issue going on rampage there.

An official spokesman told PTI here tonight that curfew has been imposed with immediate effect in view of protesting mobs going on rampage and indulging in violence.

 

Army units are being rushed to Rohtak from nearby Cantonment at Hissar, about 50 kms away, he said these will be deployed immediately in Rohtak and Bhiwani areas.

He said army units are also being rushed from Jaipur for deployment in other worst-affected areas of the state. The army will assist the civil administration in restoring peace and law and order which worsened today shortly after an all party meeting here where an appeal was made for maintaining peace.

Two senior civil and police officers – Principal Secretary (Home) A K Singh and ADGP of Haryana Police B S Sandhu- have been rushed to Rohtak to coordinate with the army and the civil administration to restore normalcy.

 

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