A delegation of Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind (JUH), Madhya Pradesh under the leadership of the Chairman Congress Minorities Cell and General Secretary JUH Haji Mohammad Haroon Advocate called on the Governor Balram Jhakar on March 13 and demanded a judicial probe into the Rahatgarh incident. The delegation informed the Governor about the police atrocities on the livestock traders of Rahatgarh including the extortion of money from poor traders. In one such incident on March 6 there were clashes between the police and the traders in which several people were injured in police firing and many other innocent persons had been arrested.
The delegation presented a detailed report to the Governor. The report mentions that on March 6 a police party forcibly tried to extort money from the livestock traders of Rahatgarh. The traders refused to budge under the police pressure and did not yield to their demands. This led to violent clashes between the police and the traders. In fact the police had to open fire to disperse the violent mob. In this police firing several traders were injured. The police also took several innocents into custody. The large part of the city still reels under police terror.
The delegation apprised the Governor that the police are not entertaining the complaint. On the contrary they are harassing the innocent people. The delegation requested the Governor to order a judicial inquiry into the whole incident involving the police and poor livestock traders of Rahatgarh town. The delegation also demanded immediate transfer of guilty policemen and disciplinary action against them. Further, the innocent persons who have been wrongfully arrested must immediately be released. Also the police must immediately stop extorting money from the licence holding livestock traders of Rahatgarh.