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Anand Pal encounter: Protestors put tehsildar’s vehicle on fire, agitation intensifies

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February 1, 2018, 5:33 pm

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File Photo: A vehicle of a district administration officer was put on fire in Sikar by people demanding CBI probe in Anandpal police encounter.

Jaipur: Agitation against the police encounter of notorious criminal Anandpal Singh is intensifying in Rajasthan.

On Thursday, a mob set afire the vehicle of a tehsildar, a revenue officer, in Sikar’s Sadar police station area when the officer was trying to persuade agitating people to clear the road blockade. People were demanding a CBI probe into the encounter that took place in Malasar village of Churu district on June 24.

Tehsildar, Dhod Ashok Rinwa was trying to placate people who had blocked Kotputali – Kuchaman highway near Dudoj village in Sikar district.

Instead of clearing the blockade, people manhandled the officer, forcing him to leave the place on foot. They then hurled stones at his vehicle and then put it on fire.

Fire tenders were rushed to the spot from Sikar. Additional police force was also deployed.

By the time the fire was doused, the SUV had been completely gutted.

Protests were reported in many areas of the state. People clashed with police in Jalori Gate area of Jodhpur and hurled stones. Some youths were taken into custody.

In Jaipur’s Kardhani area, youths smashed the windows of police control room vehicle.

Rajut community leaders and family members have demanded for a CBI probe. They have not taken the body from the mortuary of a government hospital in Nagaur’s Rainwal even five days after the encounter. They alleged that the encounter was fake.

Police had warned on Wednesday that they would cremate the body within 24 hours if the family members didn’t take it.

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First published: June 29, 2017