Jind, Jan22 (Agencies): Residents of Mirchpur and adjoining villages, whose sit-in protest at the railway tracks here has been going on for the past eight days demanding a fresh probe into the killing of two Dalits last year after which 98 members of their community were booked, blocked three more roads on Saturday.
    
The members of the predominant Jat community who have been squatting on the tracks at Julani village near Jindvrailway station since January 15, blocked three rural link roads at Jalalpur, Daryapur and Eantal in the district on Saturday disrupting road traffic.
    
They had on Friday blocked three other roads causing disruption of traffic to Gohana in Sonipat district and Bhiwani and Hansi in Hissar district.
    
Suresh Koth,convenor of the Jat Mahapanchayat of 42 Khaps or caste councils which had issued the call for the protest told reporters at the dharna site on Saturday said that the protest would continue till their demand is accepted.
    
He said members of the Maha Khap Panchayat were ready to talk to government officials at the dharna site but theirn delegates would not go to meet any government functionary.
   
Koth has claimed that 121 Khaps or self-styled caste councils in the state have extended their support to the protest.
  
Police personnel have been deployed in strength to ensure that peace is maintained.

Railway traffic on the Jind-Jakhal section of the Delhi-Ferozepur route has been disrupted due to the sit-in protest which has been going on for the past eight days.
    
Long-route passenger and goods trains have been diverted via other routes while some local passenger trains have been cancelled.
    
The villagers are protesting the booking of 98 members of their pre-dominant community in the case relating to the killing of 70-year-old Dalit Tara Chand and his 17-year-old daughter Suman in April last year.
    
A Delhi court had on January 9 directed the Haryana Government to move all the 98 accused from Hisar jail to New Delhi's Tihar prison following the transfer of their trial to a special court in Delhi by an order of the Supreme Court on December 9 last year after the aggrieved party had approached the apex court claiming that a fair trial was not possible within the state.
    
The protesters are demanding that the probe be held either at Rohtak or Hisar and the accused be lodged in either of the two jails.
    
They are also demanding that a Special Investigation Team (SIT)be formed to probe the case.