Amidst the ongoing tensions in Haryana, an additional chief judicial magistrate in Nuh narrowly escaped harm along with her three-year-old daughter when their car was targeted and set on fire by an enraged mob during an attack on a religious procession, according to a filed police report.
The report, lodged at the City Nuh police station on Tuesday, details that Anjali Jain, the additional chief judicial magistrate, had to flee for safety on Monday as the mob began hurling stones and firing shots at their vehicle.
Seeking refuge, the judge, her daughter, and her staff took shelter in a workshop at the old bus stand in Nuh, and were later rescued by fellow advocates.
An FIR was filed against unidentified individuals based on a complaint from Tek Chand, a process server in the ACJM court in Nuh.
As described in the FIR, around 1 PM on Monday, the ACJM, accompanied by her three-year-old daughter and her security personnel, Siyaram, were on their way to SKM Medical College in Nalhar to buy medicines in her Volkswagen car. While returning from the medical college around 2 PM, a group of 100 to 150 rioters attacked them near the old bus stand on the Delhi-Alwar road.
The mob pelted the vehicle with stones, shattering the rear glass, and even fired shots. The judge and her companions abandoned the car and fled to a workshop at the old bus stand for safety. They were later rescued by fellow advocates. The following day, it was discovered that the rioters had set the car ablaze.
The FIR includes charges under sections 148 (riots), 149 (unlawful assembly), 435 (intentional damage by fire), 307 (attempted murder) of the Indian Penal Code, and relevant sections of the Arms Act.
In response, paramilitary forces conducted a flag march in Nuh on Thursday, as a curfew was imposed in the district due to clashes between groups.
The district streets remained deserted under the curfew, and residents faced challenges in accessing essential supplies. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar stated that 116 individuals have been arrested in connection with the violence, which resulted in the deaths of six people, including two Home Guards.
Mobile internet services were suspended in Nuh, Faridabad, Palwal districts, and three sub-divisions of Gurugram until August 5 due to the tense situation.
Violence erupted in Nuh on Monday when a religious procession was attacked, leading to the deaths of two Home Guards and numerous injuries, including about 20 policemen.
Additionally, the state government decided to relocate the battalion headquarters of the 2nd IRB from Bhondsi to Nuh in response to the violence.
Chief Minister Khattar assured that the accused individuals would not escape justice, and emphasized a commitment to strict action and justice for the victims and their families.