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Jat protest: Railway and police stations along with petrol pump set on fire

Saturday, Feb 20, 2016,11:29 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Jind | As the Jat stir for quota continued, some unidentified persons set on fire the Budha Khera Railway Station in this district today. Furniture, record room and other articles were set on fire at the railway station, which falls on the Jind-Panipat rail section, police said. Jind is among the districts worst-hit by the ongoing Jat stir.

Tension also  prevailed in Meham in the district, which has been worst hit by the Jat stir for quota, after a mob of about 2000-2500 people went on the rampage setting on fire a police station, a petrol pump, a government building and a banquet hall today.

The police station has been set on fire by a group of about 2000-2500 people. They went on rampage today and also set on fire a petrol pump, a government building and a banquet hall, Sub Inspector and SHO of Meham Police Station, Rajender Singh said. He said the situation was tense in the area and additional forces have been summoned to bring the situation under control. Meham falls in Rohtak district, which has been worst-hit district by the ongoing Jat stir. The Army is out in the district to bring the situation under control.