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Jat reservation riots: Parkash Singh Committee submits report to Haryana

The Parkash Singh Committee, Probing The Role Of Police And Civil Administration Officials During The Jat Reservation Stir, Today Submitted Its Report To Haryana Government, Pointing Towards “negligence' On Part Of Certain Officials In Controlling The Situation.

PTI | Updated on: 13 May 2016, 12:16:17 PM


The Parkash Singh Committee, probing the role of police and civil administration officials during the Jat reservation stir, today submitted its report to Haryana government, pointing towards “negligence” on part of certain officials in controlling the situation.

The committee submitted its report to the Manohar Lal Khattar government, official sources said, adding, it pointed to “negligence” on part of certain officials and “concerted efforts” to control the situation by others in the report.

The Jat stir held in February this year resulted in blockades of roads, including national highways, violence and extensive damage to public and private properties in many districts, including Sonipat, Rohtak and Jhajjar.

Former police official Prakash Singh is understood to have done a thorough study of existing structures, procedures and systems for maintenance of law and order in the state and suggested such improvements in these, as he deems necessary, to prevent recurrence of such incidents in future.

Singh, now retired, was Member, National Security Advisory Board during 2013-14 and is one of the foremost experts of the country on Internal Security.

At present, he is Associate Fellow of the Joint Special Operations University (US) and President, Indian Police Foundation and Member, Advisory Board of Vivekananda International Foundation. 

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First Published : 13 May 2016, 12:13:00 PM