Haryana govt to table report on Jat stir cases referred to CBI

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Chandigarh, Aug 29: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said that the state government will table a detailed report on cases relating to the Jat quota agitation that have been referred to the CBI.

The assurance from Khattar came when the issue came up during the ongoing Monsoon session of the Haryana Assembly here today.

Haryana govt to table report on Jat stir

The matter was raised by senior INLD leader Abhay Singh Chautala, who is also Leader of the Opposition. He questioned as to why select cases had been transferred to CBI by the state government for investigation.

"We want to know what urged them to hand over these cases when the state government had given a statement regarding setting up a commission of inquiry to probe the cases related to the agitation and a panel was also set up later on.

Do they mean that the CBI is bigger than the Commission," Chautala asked. Khattar said that a detailed report would be tabled in the Assembly here tomorrow.

Over a week ago the Haryana government had recommended a CBI probe into the "violence and arson" during the Jat agitation in Rohtak. This included the violence that took place at the residence of state Finance Minister Capt Abhimanyu.

Rohtak was the epicentre of the Jat agitation for quota in jobs and education in which over 30 lives were lost and property worth hundreds of crores destroyed.

Meanwhile, the Khattar government also drew flak from the opposition on the alleged deteriorating law and order situation in the state.

Opposition Congress and INLD raised the incident pertaining to the murder of a couple and alleged sexual assault on two girls by four persons when a family was sleeping inside their house in a village in Mewat district.

INLD member Zakir Hussain stated in the Assembly that police had delayed taking action in the Mewat incident, alleging they were doing so at the behest of a Union Minister.

However, Khattar said that action had been taken by the police promptly and four accused had been arrested in the case.

Congress' Legislature Party Leader Kiran Choudhary told the House that law and order had broken down in the state. Khattar later promised that opposition members could have a discussion on law and order situation in the state in the House.

The Chief Minister said that everything will be discussed including how the law and order situation was during the time of the previous governments in the state.

PTI

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