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Jat protest in Hisar: HC seeks police report on action taken

Unimpressed with the claim of Haryana Police that 39 criminal cases have been registered by it against persons for damaging public/private property in the Jat rally which took place in Hisar,the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed Haryana Police to apprise the court with regard to action taken against the accused.

Unimpressed with the claim of Haryana Police that 39 criminal cases have been registered by it against persons for damaging public/private property in the Jat rally which took place in Hisar,the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed Haryana Police to apprise the court with regard to action taken against the accused.

The argument that in 23 of 39 cases chargesheets have been filed in the lower court did not find much favour with the High Court as a division bench headed by Justice MM Kumar asked the state to report as to how many accused had been arrested so far in the case.

The Haryana Police today filed an affidavit in relation to the case wherein an FIR was registered against the then Superintendent of Police (SP),Hisar Subhash Yadav. The affidavit was filed by VP Vats,Joint Secretary,Home Department,Haryana.

The affidavit reads “a total of 39 criminal cases under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC),Arms Act and Prevention of Damage to Public property Act,1984 etc have been registered in various Police stations including government Railway Police Stations of District Hisar against the persons who were involved in the incidents of arson/rioting and damaging public property. Out of 39 cases,challan under Sections 173 of the Criminal Procedure Code in 23 cases have been filed in the court of Ilaqa Magistrate after completion of the investigation against the identified accused persons” reads the affidavit.

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It adds “challan in three cases have been prepared and after completion of codal formalities will be filed in the Court of Ilaqa Magistrate and 13 cases are still under investigation”.

With regard to investigation of case against Subhash Yadav,Haryana Police have submitted that “the investigation of the case has been transferred from the district police to the State Crime Branch,Haryana. As per the report of Crime Branch,statements of 65 witnesses have been recorded under Section 161 of the Criminal Procedure Code,Arms have been taken into possession vide recovery memo and investigation is going on”.