He, however, said the situation has improved since yesterday and the Army was out in the worst-hit areas to assist the police to help bring the situation under control.

Denying that there was an intelligence failure and that the government had failed to judge the situation, the DGP told a press conference here that, "The stir has now become leaderless and many youths have also jumped in, which is making our task difficult".

Singhal said, "One has to understand that the forces were dealing with a dynamic situation".

"As I said, the agitation has become leaderless. It is a widespread agitation. People are changing plans quickly, which is why it takes time to bring the situation fully under control", he said.

He said the government had first engaged some Jat and Khap leaders by having talks with them, but took appropriate steps after the situation changed.

The DGP did not agree with the view that police in Rohtak had failed to react yesterday and it was a free for all kind of situation.

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