More Than 90 Officers Including IAS, IPS Castigated For Lapses During Jat Agitation

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8:26 pm 13 May, 2016


Haryana government has received the Prakash Singh probe panel report which has castigated over 90 officers including IAS/IPS officers for lapses during Jat agitation.

The panel was constituted to probe lapses on part of civil and police administration officials during the violent Jat agitation which left many injured.

“The state government shall examine all aspects of the report and take appropriate action at the earliest,” said Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar.


 Prakash Singh, who headed the pannel, said that they examined 143 video footages pertaining to the arson.


He further added that they shall be submitting over 10 hours of video recorded statements to the home department for further necessary action. Singh was assisted by IPS officer KP Singh, presently posted as DGP (Haryana) and IAS officer Vijai Vardhan, Additional Chief Secretary, Higher Education, Archives and Cultural Affairs Department.

Buses set on fire during the Jat agitation HT

Buses set on fire during the Jat agitation

The probe committee visited all the affected districts of the state, inspected the scenes of crime, heard all those aggrieved, and also listened to all those members of the public who appeared before them.

Report examines the role of officers who were derelict in the performance of their duties or who showed soft corner for the agitators.


“Government would examine the findings of the Committee regarding the role of such officers and decide on appropriate action to be taken against them,” said a state government spokesperson.



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