The BJP-run state government, which has been under fire over 'inept' handling of the Jat stir, appointed a ADGP-rank Nodal Investigation Officer for investigating the Jat agitation cases.

"Former Rohtak IG Shrikant Jadhav and two Rohtak DSPs Amit Dahiya and Amit Bhatia have been suspended with immediate effect," Haryana's Additional Chief Secretary (Home) P K Das said this evening.

When asked on what charges they had been suspended, he said, "this is on the basis of allegations of omission and commission in containing agitation and related violence in Rohtak".

Sanjay Kumar, IGP, Administration, Panchkula has been posted as IGP, Rohtak Range, Rohtak, against the vacancy.

Veer Singh, ACP, Faridabad has been posted as DSP, Rohtak while Vivek Chaudhary, DSP, Mewat has been also been posted as DSP, Rohtak.

On February 21, the Haryana government had shifted IG of Rohtak Range Shrikant Jadhav amid the Jat agitation in the state which claimed 28 lives.

Jadhav had later been posted as IG State Crime Record Bureau, Madhuban.

In another development, the Haryana Government yesterday today appointed ADGP (Vigilance), B K Sinha as Nodal Investigation Officer for investigating the Jat agitation cases.

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