Anandpal Singh encounter: CBI files chargesheet against 24 people in Sanwrad riot case

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June 27, 2020, 5:43 pm


Jaipur: Almost two years after violence erupted in Sanwrad village of Nagaur district in Rajasthan over the alleged encounter of gangster Anandpal Singh, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday filed a charge sheet against 24 accused in the ACJM court for CBI cases in Jodhpur.

CBI had registered the case on January 5, 2018 after the Rajasthan government recommended a probe by the agency. The union government issued a notification approving the CBI probe into the matter. The CBI took over the case initially registered with Jaswantgarh police station in Nagaur district.

Anandpal Singh was killed in an alleged encounter with the police on June 24, 2017. The protestors didn’t cremate his body and a grievance meeting was organized at his native village Sanwrad with a verity of demands. 

In the FIR, it was alleged that one of the accused invited people to gather at Sanwrad on July 12, 2017. It was also alleged that the accused men and their supporters threatened the administration to accept their demands. A large number of persons allegedly came to the stage and gave hate speeches to instigate the crowd, the FIR stated.

The instigated crowd allegedly pelted stones over the police vehicles in which the police personnel suffered injuries.  Some of the police personnel were allegedly made captive in a house and the crowd snatched the arms including a .9 mm service pistol, cartridges etc, mobile phones and other items. It was also alleged that the unruly mob attacked the vehicle of SP Nagaur, caused injuries to police personnel and burnt the official vehicle of SP, Nagaur.

According to preliminary reports, several Rajput leaders including Lokendra Singh Kalwi, Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi, Hanuman Singh Khangata, Mahipal Singh Makrana, Yogendra Singh Katar, Durg Singh, Ranjeet Singh Sodala, Ranjeet Singh Gedia, Ranveer Gudha, Okendra Singh, Charanjeet Singh alias Cheenu, AP Singh advocate, Seema Raghuvanshi, Giriraj Singh Lotwada and others were named in the chargesheet.

First published: June 27, 2020