Ban orders imposed; bandh today
Sunit Dhawan & Nawal Kishore Rastogi/TNS
Rewari, July 17
A tense atmosphere today prevailed in the town, especially in the vicinity of the district mini-secretariat where several villagers as well as police personnel were injured in a clash as the villagers protesting against the acquisition of their land turned violent and vandalised government offices yesterday.
A case of rioting, attempt to murder, assault on public servants, obstruction of government work and damaging public property has been registered against more than 350 protesters here.
The persons named in the FIR include district BKU president Ram Krishan Mehlawat, BJP state executive member Randhir Singh Kapdiwas, Sarpanch Lakhi Ram, ex-sarpanch Dhanraj, Nambardar Gurdayal, Bane Singh and Kalu Ram, advocate Ajay Yadav, Mahant Adityanath and Sukhanand and community leader Bhai Sheolal, besides women protesters.
CG Rajinikanthan, Deputy Commissioner, Rewari, has imposed Section 144, ,CrPC, within a radius of 100 metres around the mini-secretariat. The protesters, therefore, shifted to a spot near Rajiv Chowk, a little away from the secretariat. They continued the dharna today and gave a call for a bandh at Rewari and Bawal on Wednesday.
Government employees kept their work suspended in apprehension, putting people to considerable inconvenience.
Gurgaon Divisional Commissioner TK Sharma today visited the district secretariat and took stock of the situation. He met the Deputy Commissioner and Abhishek Garg, SP, who told him that the protesters had not only assaulted and injured several police personnel, including policewomen, but also torn the clothes of a woman police official.