Jat quota row: Army called in, shoot-at-sight orders issued in Rohtak, Bhiwani

New Delhi: Concerned over the volatile situation in the state, the central government on Friday deployed 1,000 para-military forces in nine districts of Haryana after three protestors were reportedly killed in clashes with the security personnel.

As the government issued shoot-at-sight orders in Rohtak and Bhiwani, section 144 has been imposed in at least six districts of the state.

The para-military forces have deployed in nine locations including Rohtak, Jind, Jhajjar, Bhiwani, Hissar, Kaithal, Sonepat, Panipat and Karnal as several incidents of violence were reported across the state.

According to reports, the protestors set ablaze the house of Haryana Finance Minister Capt Abhimanyu and BJP MP Maneesh Grover and torched 70 vehicles in Rohtak and Bhiwani.

Further, protestors took police personnel hostage and vandalized DIG office and police vehicles.

The agitation has also affected the rail and road traffic in the state. While Delhi-Hisar-Fazilka National Highway remained blocked, nearly 220 trains were diverted.

Meanwhile, the state government has issued orders for blocking all mobile-internet services in the state indefinitely in wake of the ongoing violence.

(Image courtesy: ANI)

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