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Posted at: Mar 21, 2017, 1:00 AM; last updated: Mar 21, 2017, 1:00 AM (IST)

Jat protesters booked for assaulting cops, scribes

Jat protesters booked for assaulting cops, scribes
Two police buses set on fire by Jat protesters near Dhani Gopal village in Fatehabad district on Sunday. Tribune file photo

Deepender Deswal

Tribune News Service

Hisar, March 20

The Fatehabad police have registered two cases against Jat protesters for allegedly assaulting police personnel and mediapersons near Dhani Gopal village yesterday when the protesters went on rampage.

The police have booked 46 persons and other unknown persons under Section 307 (attempt to murder) and 436 (mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to destroy house) of the IPC and other sections of the Arms Act and the Damage to Public Property Act.

While another case of assault, illegal confinement and dacoity was registered on the complaint of mediapersons who were attacked and robbed of their belongings while covering the incident.

Fatehabad Superintendent of Police OP Narwal said that investigation had started in both the cases but no one had been arrested so far.

The Jat protesters clashed with the police when they were barred from proceeding to the dharna site in Dhani Gopal village in tractors. Around 18 police personnel, including a DSP, were injured in the assault by the protesters. Three mediapersons were also assaulted and robbed of their cash and other belongings by confining them and damaged their equipment.

Leaders of the All-India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS) contacted the injured mediapersons for a meeting, but they refused to hold any discussion with the samiti.

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