Jat stir: Har govt may order judicial probe

Jat stir: Har govt may order judicial probe

Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said his government may set up a judicial commission of inquiry to probe the incidents of violence and arson during the Jat quota agitation.

He said an inquiry committee, headed by former DGP of Uttar Pradesh Prakash Singh, was set up by his government to inquire into the acts of “omission and commission” on the part of civil and police officers during the agitation.

“And, if need arises, the option of setting up a judicial inquiry can also be exercised,” Khattar told reporters here.

Congress had on Monday demanded that a judicial inquiry by a Supreme Court judge be ordered into the incidents of violence.

At least 30 people were killed and over 200 injured during the Jat agitation, during which miscreants also inflicted heavy damage on government and private property.