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JAT STIR VIOLENCE

IAS officer to peruse then Rohtak IG’s reply

Shrikant Jadhav was the only IPS officer suspended for ‘dereliction of duty’17 Jan 2017 | 12:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Manohar Lal Khattar government has appointed an inquiry officer to look into the reply submitted by Inspector-General Shrikant Jadhav, the only IPS officer suspended for ‘dereliction of duty’ during the Jat agitation for reservation in February last year.

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Geetanjali Gayatri

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 16

The Manohar Lal Khattar government has appointed an inquiry officer to look into the reply submitted by Inspector-General Shrikant Jadhav, the only IPS officer suspended for ‘dereliction of duty’ during the Jat agitation for reservation in February last year.

Sources said the government, which initiated disciplinary proceedings against five IPS officers for their role during the Jat quota violence, appointed senior IAS officer TC Gupta, Principal Secretary, Monitoring and Coordination Department and Implementation of CM s announcements, last month to look into Jadhav’s reply on the allegations levelled against him.

Jadhav, then the IG, Rohtak Range, was castigated in the Prakash Singh Committee report (the Haryana government had set up a committee under former IPS officer Prakash Singh to construct the events that led to the violence) for calling in the then Jhajjar SP with his force to Rohtak at a time when caste-clashes were spreading in Haryana.

Further, after a protester was killed in retaliatory firing by the BSF in Rohtak, Jadhav, worried that the frenzied mob would go after him, had allegedly confined himself to his residence. A substantial chunk of the force was ordered to be deployed around his house when the city was burning. After setting Finance Minister Abhimanyu’s house on fire, the mob had arrived at Jadhav’s gate and set it alight. Sources claim there was stone-pelting at the IG’s residence which further substantiated his fears.

Countering these allegations, sources said Jadhav, in his reply, had stated that the movement of police from a peaceful district to a “disturbed” district was a routine exercise. He is learnt to have justified that if he needed force, he would not have tapped Jhajjar and relied on the personnel available in Rohtak itself.

Sources claimed that Jadhav had cited the inability of the Rohtak SP to move out of the Circuit House which had been gheraoed as the reason for his seeking more force from adjoining Jhajjar district.

It is learnt that he has mentioned that the goings-on were recorded in CCTV cameras and submitted his reply with all evidence to the government.

While he was first shifted out as IG, Rohtak Range, he was suspended subsequently but reinstated a day before the Prakash Singh Committee submitted its report in May last year on the Jat quota violence.

The 1994-batch officer was reinstated with effect from March 26 on technical grounds, subject to the final outcome of the departmental proceedings pending against him.

IAS officer to peruse then Rohtak IG’s replyVehicles burnt during the Jat agitation in Rohtak. PTI file

BJP divided over Vij’s Gandhi remark

17 Jan 2017 | 12:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: Senior Haryana Minister Anil Vij’s comments on Mahatma Gandhi has divided the ruling BJP in the state.

Govt focus on growth, will transform state in 3 yrs: JainTwo-day state BJP executive committee meeting concludes

Govt focus on growth, will transform state in 3 yrs: Jain

17 Jan 2017 | 12:45 AM

PANIPAT: State BJP affairs incharge Dr Anil Jain today said Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP government didn’t believe in the politics of intimidation and authoritarianism, and would de everything in its capacity to serve people.

Corrupt will not be spared, says Ram Bilas

17 Jan 2017 | 12:45 AM

PANIPAT: The government will not spare dishonest, corrupt and those persons who will try to divide society and disrupt brotherhood in the state.

Fund-starved HUDA seeks loan to pay farmers, contractors

17 Jan 2017 | 12:45 AM

FARIDABAD: The local office of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) appears to be struggling on the financial front. With internal sources of income squeezing, HUDA is reportedly seeking a loan of several thousand crores to clear dues it owes to farmers of the district.

Govt stalling use of MPLAD funds, alleges Hisar MP

Govt stalling use of MPLAD funds, alleges Hisar MP

17 Jan 2017 | 12:45 AM

HISAR: INLD MP Dushyant Chautala today alleged that the state authorities were deliberately stalling his efforts to utilise Member of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) funds for public welfare.

Rohtak MP flays BJP over farmers’ plight

Rohtak MP flays BJP over farmers’ plight

17 Jan 2017 | 12:45 AM

REWARI: Rohtak MP Deepender Hooda attacked the BJP governments at the Centre and in the state over demonetisation and ignoring interests of farmers.

Cong protests minister’s comment in Ambala

Cong protests minister’s comment in Ambala

17 Jan 2017 | 12:45 AM

AMBALA: Demanding action against State Health and Sports Minister Anil Vij for his statement against Mahatma Gandhi, Congressmen, led by former minister Nirmal Singh, today took out a protest march in Ambala Cantonment.

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Mismanagement mars youth fest

Mismanagement mars youth fest

17 Jan 2017 | 12:45 AM

ROHTAK: Mismanagement and lack of coordination marred the 21st National Youth Festival-2017 organised on the campus of Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) here and other institutions/locations in the town from January 12 to 16.

684 Jhajjar farmers to get relief under PMFBY

17 Jan 2017 | 12:45 AM

JHAJJAR: As many as 684 farmers in the district, who lost their kharif crops to localised calamities like waterlogging, will be provided a compensation of Rs 2.92 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY).

NGO accuses Karnal orphanage of exploiting, threatening inmates

NGO accuses Karnal orphanage of exploiting, threatening inmates

17 Jan 2017 | 12:45 AM

KARNAL: Aas foundation, an NGO, today accused Shradhanand orphanage of exploiting inmates and threatening them of dire consequences if they revealed anything.

At Yogi’s marriage, CM announces Rs 10-cr projects for wrestler’s village

At Yogi’s marriage, CM announces Rs 10-cr projects for wrestler’s village

17 Jan 2017 | 12:45 AM

SONEPAT: Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today announced to give Rs 10 crore for undertaking various developmental works in Bhainswal Kalan, the native village of Olympic wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt here.

After 2-year wait, boxing academy ‘inaugurated’

17 Jan 2017 | 12:45 AM

ROHTAK: The Sports Authority of India’s (SAI) National Boxing Academy (NBA), which was established here nearly two years ago, was today formally “inaugurated” by Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel.

Demolition drive victims hold protest in Kalayat

Demolition drive victims hold protest in Kalayat

17 Jan 2017 | 12:45 AM

KAITHAL: Protesters under the banner of “Makan Bachao Sangharsh Samiti” organised a procession to express their resentment against the administration’s January 6 action in which eight structures were demolished in Kalayat town.

Woman dies, son hurt in road mishap

17 Jan 2017 | 12:45 AM

KAITHAL: Rajo Devi, a resident of Shakti Nagar, died while her son, Sonu, was badly injured when a Haryana Roadways’ bus hit their motorcycle near Gulmohar City on the Kaithal–Jind road bypass here today.

Hafed to supply fortified wheat flour in Barara, Naraingarh

17 Jan 2017 | 12:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Karan Dev Kamboj has said that a pilot project would be launched in Barara and Naraingarh blocks of Ambala district under which fortified wheat flour would be distributed in association with HAFED to tackle malnutrition in women and children.

GIRL CHILD EDUCATION

Centre to honour Y’nagar for stellar performance

17 Jan 2017 | 12:45 AM

YAMUNANAGAR: The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development has decided to felicitate Yamunanagar district for its exemplary performance in the field of girl child education.

Human organ found in field

17 Jan 2017 | 12:45 AM

KURUKSHETRA: The police found a hand in a sugarcane field in Rawa village yesterday. The skull of an unidentified middle-aged person was also spotted from the same village on January 13.

BRIEFLY

Silicosis rehab policy

17 Jan 2017 | 12:45 AM

Chandigarh: The government has notified the Haryana Silicosis Rehabilitation Policy for treatment, compensation, rehabilitation and to undertake other welfare measures for workers affected by silicosis, a dreadful occupational lung disease.

PGIMS to have skill centre

17 Jan 2017 | 12:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: A skill centre for training in national emergency life support course for doctors, nurses and para-medical personnel will be set up at the PGIMS , Rohtak, under the Human Resource Development for Emergency Medical Services.

CM nod for security varsity at HPA

17 Jan 2017 | 12:45 AM

Chandigarh: The state government will establish a state-level internal security university at the Haryana Police Academy (HPA), Madhuban. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has approved this project.

4,200 cases of power theft unearthed

17 Jan 2017 | 12:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) and the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) have unearthed over 4,200 cases of power theft to the tune of about Rs 7 crore during raids conducted recently at several places across the state.

5 police ranges established

17 Jan 2017 | 12:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: The government has established five police ranges in the state. An official spokesman said here today that the Ambala range would cover the districts of Ambala, Yamunanagar and Kurukshetra.

Left out in cold

Left out in cold

17 Jan 2017 | 12:45 AM

People in the northern plains on Monday received slight respite from biting cold wave conditions as the minimum temperature rose by a few notches even as some cities in the state received light showers

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6 polluting units face closure in Karnal

17 Jan 2017 | 12:45 AM

KARNAL: Six industrial units face closure for violating the pollution control norms in the district. The Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) has sealed 15 units, including 13 ‘petha’ units in Badagaon village, in the past 20 days.

K’shetra admn to spend Rs 169 crore on roads

17 Jan 2017 | 12:45 AM

KURUKSHETRA: District authorities today said Rs 169 crore would be spent to improve 350-km-long road network in the district during the current financial year.

Governance, last 7 days...
Man held for raping, killing college girl

Man held for raping, killing college girl

17 Jan 2017 | 12:45 AM

SONEPAT: The SIT, Gohana, on Sunday evening arrested Vikram of Khanpur Kalan village, who was allegedly involved in the kidnapping, rape and murder of a BSc student of Bhanderi village on November 12.

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