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Jat quota violence: Senior officials put pressure on me to let off officers involved, claims Prakash Singh

Former Uttar Pradesh DGP Prakash Singh on Saturday claimed that he was pressurised by senior officials to let off bureaucrats and police officers involved in Haryana's Jat quota agitation.

Singh claimed in an interview to a national newspaper that two deputy SPs were part of the entire carnage and they allowed the rioters to run amok. According to Singh, the agitators were allowed by these two police officers to cause as much damage as they want in the state within next few hours.

Talking about the action taken in the matter so far, Singh said, "Five IAS officers and five IPS officers have been indicted. There are some who can get away with a warning but there are adverse comments about five officers for their role in the Jat agitation."

When asked why the report wasn't made public, Singh asserted, " I gave the report on 13th this month but objections were raised from some officials; however, the report will be made public by May end."

Singh has recommended departmental action against 15 police personnel of Rohtak district, including 8 SHOs. These police officials are found guilty of dereliction of duty in the government- appointed committee report, an official order stated.