Army called in, shoot on sight orders in Rohtak, Bhiwani for Jat quota stir

NEW DELHI(Web Team): Haryana Police on Friday requested the Centre to deploy Army in as many as eight districts as violence escalated on the third day of the Jat quota stir. Shoot on sight orders have been issued in Rohtak and Bhiwani, where curfew has been imposed.

A protester was shot dead in retaliatory fire by police on Friday after a mob, agitating for reservation for Jats, vandalised the state DIG office and set fire to few police vehicles. DGP Y Singhal told reporters that one of the protesters shot at a BSF jawan forcing him to retaliate. He added that the mob was not allowing police to take the injured jawan to hospital. The DGP appealed to the protesters to stop the agitation as it is causing inconvenience to locals on the account of railway tracks and roads being blocked.
The agitation has so far affected over 550 trains services, according to the Railways. Passenger trains going from Delhi to Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab and Jammu have been affected. Coal supply to Punjab has been hit as more than 80 goods train services are also affected.
READ: Police open fire in Rohtak as protesters refuse to withdraw agitation


9.10 pm: We cannot resolve a problem using violence. Need to reach solution through talks: Rajnath Singh. 8.45 pm: Shoot-at-sight orders issued in Rohtak and Bhiwani. 8.00 pm: I appeal to leaders and workers of all political parties to not politicise this and help keep the peace: Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Hooda. 7.50 pm: Curfew imposed in Rohtak and Bhiwani in Haryana. 7.40 pm:

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7.00 pm: Haryana sends requisition to Centre to deploy army in the state. Situation worsening in Rohtak, Jhajjar, Sonepat, Panipat, Bhiwani, Hisar and Jind.
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