Rohtak (Haryana): A protest against unscheduled power cuts in a village here turned violent after an irate mob set ablaze a state roadways bus besides attacking several other vehicles, police said on Sunday.

Residents of Ismaila village blocked vehicular traffic on NH-10 on Saturday night and pelted stones on the police jeep when the officials went to persuade them.

The protesters kept the traffic movement blocked for more than ten hours and torched a Haryana Roadways bus stranded in the jam, apart from smashing window panes of several other vehicles including a police jeep.

The blockade was lifted this morning after the protesters, adamant on intervention by senior district officials, were pacified by senior district officials led by SDM Jagdish Sharma, who assured them power supply as per fixed schedule.

Ismaila village falls under the Kiloi-Garhi Sampla assembly constituency which is represented by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

Haryana has seen regular protests against poor power supply in various other parts of the state during past few months.


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