Hisar/Chandigarh: Twenty eight people were killed during the Jat quota agitation in Haryana, Director General of Police Yashpal Singhal said, while maintaining that the situation was fast returning to normalcy and no untoward incident had been reported from anywhere on Wednesday.
"Twenty eight people have been killed during the stir. We have arrested 127 persons and registered FIR against 535 others.
Over 200 persons including few security personnel were also injured during the agitation," the DGP told a news conference here.
Till Tuesday the state government had maintained the death toll at 19.
Singhal said that situation was fast returning to normalcy in various parts of the state. He said that rail and road traffic had started on most routes which had remained blocked in view of over week long stir. "No untoward incident had been reported from anywhere in the state today," he said.
Meanwhile, Haryana government on Wednesday announced that those who suffered property loss during Jat quota agitation could claim upto 25 per cent as interim relief immediately on the basis of self-assessment of the damage.
An official spokesman said the state government announced to give an interim or part assistance immediately to those who would submit their details on a prescribed proforma on the basis of self-assessment of the damage caused to their properties in the Jat agitation.
"An applicant can claim upto 25 per cent as an interim relief," he said.
The spokesman informed that the government had made available a proforma for claiming compensation at the earliest.
The proforma has been made available on the website of Urban Local Bodies Department. It is also available in the offices of Deputy Commissioner, Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM), Tehsildar and Municipalities.
Claimants are required to provide details such as name, Aadhaar number, bank account number along with RTGS/NEFT code, address, electricity account number, if meter is installed, date of natural disaster, fire or law and order disturbance, and whether the damage is covered by an insurance policy, he said adding, other details include category of property damaged and extent of damage.
Under the extent of damage, claimants are required to fill details of estimated cost of repairing the damage caused to building, both commercial and residential. They have also been asked to fill up estimated loss of the items suffered by them, he said.
The enclosures to be attached include copy of First Information Report (FIR) or DD entry, item-wise photographs of the damaged property, proof of ownership of residential or commercial property or tenancy. In case Aadhaar number is not available, the claimants could enclose copy of voter ID card, driving licence and PAN card, he said.
Affected persons should submit the completed proforma at the earliest to any of the offices of the Sub Divisional Magistrate, Tehsildar and Municipality who would also assist in filling up the proforma, if required.
The claimants could also contact the office of the Deputy Commissioner in case of any difficulty, he added. On Tuesday, Haryana government had directed general insurance companies to disburse insurance claims within 15 days to those whose property got damaged because of arson, violence incidents during the Jat agitation.