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Haryana is peaceful, claims Inspector General Rao


Jhajjar (Haryana): Inspector General (IG) of Police K.K. Rao on Monday said the situation in Haryana is peaceful and blockades have been lifted from all roads.

“The situation is under control and peaceful. Blockades have been removed from all roads. There are some blockades in Beri side, which will be cleared too. Paramilitary forces, army, India Reserve Battalion (IRB) and district police are maintaining peace and no untoward incident has been reported after Sunday evening,” Rao told ANI.

“We have 20 columns of army and 10 companies of paramilitary, who are conducting flag marches on regular intervals. Besides, we have identified many people who were involved perpetrating violence and tried to harm people. We have constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to arrest the identified people,” he added.

When asked that how many cases have been registered so far, has said 26 people, including two armed youth, have been arrested. The armed youth had fired shots at policemen and people as well,” he said.

“On Saturday, two people were killed and six policemen received bullet injuries; whereas on Sunday, three people were killed and six-seven civilians and 10-12 policemen injured. The injured youth are hiding to evade their arrest. We are trying to identify and arrest them,” said the IG.

He, however, said the curfew has not been lifted. “The flow of traffic is normal on the outer side, while we have tightened curfew inside the towns and villages,” he said, adding that they have got commendable support from villagers in lifting blockades and peacekeeping. (ANI)

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