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Will bring in law to claim recovery of damages to public property by protesters: Khattar

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Chandigarh, Feb 13: A law to claim recovery of damages to public property from protesters will be brought in soon, said Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday.

Khattar made the statement after a meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah. He said he had discussed the farmers' protest among other issues with Shah.

Manohar Lal Khattar

During the meeting, the chief minister also apprised the home minister of various aspects of the ongoing farmers'' agitation, it said. Khattar also discussed various other issues with Shah, it added.

Responding later to a reporter's query over damage caused by rioters to government properties, Khattar said the state government is already considering to enact a strict law to recover losses from protesters.

Haryana ministers J P Dalal and Anil Vij had on February 11 said that they were in favour of law for recovering damages to public and private properties from rioters and protesters in the state.

"In Uttar Pradesh, if anyone damages public or private property, it is not only a punishable offence, but recovery is made from the accused person," Dalal had told reporters here on Thursday.

In August last year, the state assembly in neighbouring UP had passed the Uttar Pradesh Recovery of Damages to Public and Private Properties Bill, 2020.

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