Sunday, May 2, 2010

[ZESTCaste] Mirchpur incident: Two officials arrested

Mirchpur incident: Two officials arrested

Hisar (Haryana), May 2 (PTI) A policeman and a revenue official were
arrested today in connection with Mirchpur caste violence in which a
physically challenged girl and her aged father were burnt alive and
several dalit houses were torched.

Police arrested Narnaund Police Station SHO Vinod Kajal and Naib
Tehsildar Jage Ram and produced them before a court which which sent
them to 14-day judicial custody.

Accusing police of inaction, the agitated dalits had been demanding
the arrest of the two officials, who they alleged, remained mute
spectators when the caste violence rocked Mirchpur, 60-km from here,
on April 21.

The arrested officials had been booked under various sections of the
IPC including 302 (murder) and 307 (attempt to murder).

So far, 31 people had been arrested in connection with the violence,
police said.

The affected dalits, demanding their rehabilitation outside the
village, continued their sit-in before the mini secretariat.

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