May 17, 2010 4:04:06 am
Eight more people from the Jat community have been arrested for their alleged involvement in torching a dozen Dalit houses at Mirchpur village of Hisar district on April 21,in which polio-stricken Suman and his father Tarachand were burnt alive.
On Sunday,they were produced before the Hansi court and sent to jail,said police sources. With this,the total number of those arrested in the case has gone up to 41.
In a case registered with the local police station soon after the torching incident,the Dalits had named 47 persons. In a fresh complaint,they named 104 persons.
DSP Ramphal,supervising the security arrangement at Mirchpur village,said more than 250 Haryana Armed Police personnel and local police had been deployed for round-the-clock patrolling to infuse confidence among the families of the victims. Strict action would be taken against those trying to disturb law and order situation,he added.
Hisar Senior Superintendent of Police Subash Yadav said the situation was under control and efforts to maintain peace had already been initiated.
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