Curfew imposed in Rohtak, Bhiwani city areas

Chandigarh, Feb 19: 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.

Quota:Curfew imposed in Rohtak, Bhiwani

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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