A DAY before the Prakash Singh Committee is to submit its report on the Jat agitation violence, the Haryana government Thursday reinstated IPS officer Shrikant Jadhav. He has now been posted as Inspector General of Police, State Crime Record Bureau, Madhuban with immediate effect.
According to the orders, the 1994-batch officer has been reinstated with effect from March 26, subject to the final outcome of the departmental proceedings pending against him.
The Prakash Singh Committee report will have recommend action against officers who failed to perform their duty during the agitation.
Jadhav, along with Haryana Police Service officers Amit Bhatia and Amit Dahiya, both Rohtak DSPs, was suspended on February 25 for negligence in performing their duty during the agitation for Jat reservation.
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They were the first officers to be suspended following the agitation that witnessed violence in several districts in which 30 lives were lost.
Jadhav was IGP of Rohtak Range when the agitation took place. Rohtak was the epicentre of violence that spread to other districts of the state as well.
The district had witnessed much loss of life and property with several commercial and residential buildings being gutted. The house of Haryana Finance Minister Capt Abhimanyu located at Rohtak was set on fire by the protesters on February 19. The IG’s residence was also attacked and vehicles burnt outside the gate. As the violence escalated, Jadhav was asked to leave Rohtak.
The Haryana government set up a committee to inquire into the acts of omission and commission on the part of the officers during the agitation. Headed by retired IPS officer Prakash Singh, the committee visited the areas that were hit by violence during the agitation.