Hours after Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar appeared to justify an IAS officer‘s “smash their heads” remark linked to a farmer protest in Karnal on Saturday, his deputy Dushyant Chautala asserted that the officer had been requested for a proof and will face motion.
“What he said…the video was seen throughout the country. The wording used by the officer was not up to the mark as far as his oath of office goes,” Dushyant Chautala, Deputy Chief Minister and BJP’s Haryana ally instructed NDTV.
Sub Divisional Magistrate Ayush Sinha’s directions to the police to make use of drive on farmers had been extensively circulated and drawn outrage. The anger was much more because the video emerged after 10 individuals have been injured in police motion on protesting farmers.
“It is very simple and clear, whoever he is, wherever he is from, no one should be allowed to reach there. We will not let this line be breached at any cost. Just pick up your lathi and hit them hard… It’s very clear, there is no need for any instruction, just thrash them hard. If I see a single protester here, I want to see his head smashed, crack their heads,” Mr Sinha was heard saying within the video.
Dushyant Chautala stated the officer’s reply had been sought. “We will take action once the reply comes,” stated the chief of the Jannayak Janshakti Party.
But he added that the areas within the officer’s jurisdiction noticed no incident and no drive was utilized by the police.
Mr Chautala stated the police solely acted after they have been attacked by the protesters.
“If somebody attacks you, you will not wait. The police will use force when they are attacked,” he stated.
Earlier at the moment, Chief Minister Khattar stated the “choice of words” by the IAS officer was “not correct” however he needed to be strict to take care of order.
“Although the officer’s choice of words was not correct, strictness had to be maintained to ensure law and order situation there was kept under check,” Mr Khattar stated at a press convention.
Mr Chautala, whose occasion largely attracts its help from farmers, denied reviews that he’s upset together with his ally BJP and fears irreversible injury to his help base due to the farmer protests and now, the Karnala violence.
But he dominated out an Akali Dal-style exit from the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Asked concerning the chance, he replied: “You can’t say 100 per cent people are against us. I don’t think (we will exit the NDA like the Akalis).”