Chandigarh: Taking a tough stand on violence and riots which erupted during the Jat agitation in Hisar and other parts of Haryana, a division bench of Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday sought a status report from the state government about the actions taken against the trouble-makers.

Hearing a PIL filed by a HC lawyer Vaibhav Jain and others, the court asked the state government to submit the list of the names of the people involved in torching a judge’s car. The court also sought a detailed report from the state government on steps so far been taken by the latter against the culprits.

In the PIL, the petitioners have accused the state government of failing to follow the Supreme Court’s guidelines in which the Apex Court had directed the state government to stop agitators from blocking the roads and damaging public and private properties.

The High Court has already questioned the efficacy of police probe into the matter saying the latter is misleading the Court.

Notably, Jat protesters are holding demonstrations in Haryana and Western UP demanding sub-quota within OBC quota. Their protest turned violent in several parts of the Haryana.

Court had earlier asked the Police to take help of media footage to zero-in on the agitators involved in ensuing riots and havoc.

Jat protesters on Monday ended their 23-day-long agitation following an assurance from Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.