16 persons lost their lives in the agitation,183 are injured, 320 cases registered, 102 persons arrested.Full Compensation for Damage-Khatter
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22-Haryana Government today decided to give full compensation for the damage caused to private property whether residential or commercial and to immediately assess the role of all officers and officials of both civil and police administration for any act of omission ot commission during the jat agitation.
Decisions to these effect were taken in a meeting of the State Cabinet which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal here today. The Cabinet reviewed the prevailing situation and the steps to defuse the tensions across the state at the earliest. It also appealed to the people to maintain peace and amity.
It was decided that a senior IAS officer shall be deputed as a nodal officer to assess the damage caused to private properties in both urban and rural areas. A proforma to file claims for compensation for damage to the property would be made available online also in the office of Deputy Commissioner and after assessment of the same, compensation would be released within a month.
It was informed that 16 persons have sofar lost their lives in the on going agitation and 183 are injured. Also, 320 cases have been registered and 102 persons have been arrested. While blockades at several places have been lifted , efforts are on to remove the remaining 449 blockades on rails and roads. It was also informed that Haryana Roadways has suffered a loss of Rs 15 crore as 33 buses have been set on fire and 99 buses are damaged. As the Indus company, which operates towers of telecommunication in the State, is facing shortage of diesel,the mobile phone service can be affected. It was also observed that out of 2370 petrol pumps in the State, 381 have become dry. And out of 387 LPG Agencies, 185 are without their stock. The State Government is trying to ensure its supply through Punjab. Out of 26 petrol pumps damaged during the agitation, eight of these are in Rohtak, five in Bhiwani and six in Jhajjar. However, there is no shortage of keroscene in the State.
It was also observed that with a view to ensure supply of water to Delhi, the Administration and security forces had got made the Munak canal functional today morning by getting the dharna lifted at Akbarpur , but the protestors again blocked the canal at Kabru. The protestors are now being urged to release water. As an immediate measure, the water of Yamuna canal is being supplied to Delhi through Munak canal.