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One dead, 50 injured
Quota rally in Hisar gets violent
Raman Mohan
Tribune News Service

SP removed, booked

HISAR: The Haryana government today removed Subhash Yadav as Superintendent of Police, Hisar. Additional Superintendent of Police Pankaj Nain has been named his successor. Chief Minister’s media adviser Sunder Pal said a case under Section 302, IPC, had been registered against Yadav and other policemen in connection with the violence at Mayyar village. — TNS

Probe ordered

Chandigarh: The Haryana Government on Monday ordered an inquiry by the Divisional Commissioner of Hisar into the circumstances leading to the death of one person and injuries to others during a rally near Hansi.

Hisar, September 13
A youth was killed as the police opened fire at an unruly mob which blocked traffic on National Highway-10 at Mayyar village, near here, today. More than 50 persons, including 20 policemen, were injured. Superintendent of Police Subhash Yadav was pushed around in the melee.

The deceased, Sunil Lamba (22), was a resident of Ladwa village in this district. The agitated residents of Ladwa forcibly took away the body kept in a mortury at the Civil Hospital.

The protesters burnt three police vehicles, two fire engines, four roadways buses, a tanker and a truck. The rail track passing through the village was also damaged.

The protesters belonging to the Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti had planned a “Chetavani Sammelan” for today to press for reservation for the Jat community under the OBC quota.

Anticipating trouble, about 1,500 policemen had been posted in the village last night. However, despite the police presence, a large crowd gathered at the village this morning.

Trouble arose when women squatted on the highway blocking traffic even as the samiti leaders were addressing the protesters. While the women were reportedly persuaded to clear the way, the security personnel got into an argument with male protesters, who attacked the policemen, chasing them to the nearby fields. A policemen had both his legs fractured.

The police then used force to disperse the mob. When a lathi charge and use of tear gas shells proved ineffective, the police opened fire. The crowd at this point went berserk, targeting public property.

The police personnel were pushed back by the protesters towards the cantonment area. Violence erupted again late in the evening when a mob burnt down a police post opposite the cantonment. The policemen deserted the post as the mob descended there.





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