Chandigarh: With Jat leaders threatening to renew their agitation for reservation in Haryana from June 5, the state government and the police have started mobilising security forces at various places. Haryana police sources said that police personnel and para-military forces were being stationed in sensitive districts like Sonipat, Rohtak, Jhajjar, Jind and Fatehabad to ensure law and order.

Sonipat District Magistrate K Makrand Pandurang on Sunday ordered imposition of prohibitory orders, under section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code, in the district “to ward off any tension, fights, threats to human life, damage to property and deterioration in the law-and-order situation”.

Under section 144, there would be a complete ban on the gathering of five or more than five people at any place and carrying sticks, axe, sword, knife or any other sharp-edged weapons. The order would remain effective for 60 days from May 28 to July 27. Following the high court’s stay on the government notification granting reservation and Jats threatening protests, the Haryana Police on Friday said that it was fully prepared to deal with the agitation.-IANS

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