Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Tuesday appealed for peace as supporters of former chief minister Om Prakash Chautala staged violent protests over the 10-year jail sentence given to him and his son in a corruption case.

“All are equal for court, and we have faith in the judiciary. We will appeal to the people to maintain peace, Haryana is a peaceful State,” Hooda, who is presently in Delhi, told reporters after the CBI court in Rohini gave its ruling on the teachers’ recruitment scam.

“There are legal processes, if anyone has objection they can follow legal procedures,” he added.

Over 600 supporters of Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) chief Chautala and his son Ajay gathered outside the court in Rohini and tried to enter the premises of the court. Delhi Police fired teargas shells, used batons and water cannons to disperse them.

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