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Administration gears up for protest at Anandpal village; bans internet, slaps prohibitory orders

February 1, 2018, 5:12 pm

house where anandpal singh encounter took place in Malasar

The house in Malasar village of Churu where Anand Pal Singh was killed in an encounter

Jaipur: A public meeting called by the family members of Anandpal Singh who was gunned down in a police encounter in Malasar village of Churu district last month has sent the state administration into a tizzy. Rajput organizations are supporting the public meeting that will take place in Sanwrad village on July 12. The Nagaur administration has banned internet services and promulgated prohibitory orders to maintain law and order in the district. Section 144 of CrPC, banning gathering of five or more people has been imposed in the village. The administration has also banned internet services to stop the spread of rumors on social media. Even 16 days after Anandpal was killed in police encounter, the family members have not performed last rites. The body is being kept in freezer, but doctors said that it must have been decomposed by now. The family members are demanding a CBI probe alleging that the encounter was fake and Anandpal was murdered in cold blood by police. A delegation of Raput organizations had met home minister Gulab Chand Kataria. While a consensus was reached over other demands, the family members’ demand for CBI probe was not met. Heavy police force has been deployed in Sanwrad and other nearby areas to keep an eye on law and order situation. The government said that police commando Sohan Singh who took a bullet during the police encounter is undergoing treatment at Medanta Hospital in Gurugram. Sohan Singh had been referred to Medanta from SMS Hospital when his condition deteriorated. His health has improved at Medanta, officials said. Related stories: Police firing in Anandpal village: 1 killed, 28 injured in clashes Internet ban in Nagaur, Bikaner, Churu and Sikar extended after violence in Sanvrad Curfew imposed in Sanvrad vil

First published: July 10, 2017