Jat quota agitation: Protesters clash with police in Fatehabad, set two buses on fire

Many were injured in the clash including women, journalists and a deputy superintendent of police.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 19, 2017 4:52:39 pm
Many were injured in the clash including women, journalists and a deputy superintendent of police.(ANI Photo)

A day ahead of their planned march to Delhi, protesters taking part in the Jat quota agitation clashed with security personnel in Fatehabad district, setting fire to two buses. The police resorted to lathicharge and fired tear gas shells to disperse those headed towards the protest venue. Many were injured in the clash including women, journalists and a deputy superintendent of police.

Police said, four policemen were injured in the incident including a Deputy Superintendent of Police during protesters’ march towards Delhi, according to news agency PTI.

A Jat leader claimed claimed a few protesters were also injured.

An injured policeman after a clash broke out between Jat protesters and police in Fatehabad.(ANI Photo)

According to PTI reports, the clash took place in Dhani Gopal village on Sirsa-Hisar Delhi National Highway when police tried to stop tractor trolleys carrying protesters from heading towards the national capital, police said.

The Jat community has planned to gherao Parliament on Monday. In Delhi, on Sunday, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has invited Jat leaders for talks, in a bid to end their 50-day long quota stir.

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